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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 199427
Last updated: 30 January 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic BE23 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Beechcraft C23
Registration: N9352S
C/n / msn: M-1653
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Simsbury, CT -   United States of America
Phase: Unknown
Departure airport:Meriden, CT (MMK)
Destination airport:Simsbury, CT (4B9)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The student pilot reported that he was preparing for his private pilot check ride, and after about 90 minutes of flying, he approached the airport and entered the traffic pattern for runway 21, a 2,205-ft-long runway. The student pilot added that, while established on “short final,” he chose to perform a go-around because he was not “comfortable” with the approach. On the second landing attempt, the airplane floated past the intended touchdown point before landing on the runway, and the student pilot was unable to stop the airplane before it went off the departure end. Subsequently, the airplane struck a perimeter fence and an embankment, which resulted in the nose landing gear collapsing and substantial damage to the fuselage and left wing. The student pilot reported no preimpact mechanical malfunctions or failures with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation. The winds reported at an airport 4 miles east of the accident location were from 320° at 7 knots.

Probable Cause: The student pilot’s failure to attain the proper touchdown point, which resulted in a runway overrun.



Revision history:

06-Sep-2017 07:05 ASN Update Bot Added

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