Runway excursion Accident Beechcraft 58P Baron N60SH, 23 Feb 2020
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 233190
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Time:15:15 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic B58T model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Beechcraft 58P Baron
Owner/operator:Eagle Parts
Registration: N60SH
MSN: TJ-267
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Daniel Field (DNL/KDNL), Agusta, GA -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Augusta-Bush Field, GA (AGS/KAGS)
Destination airport:Augusta-Daniel Field, GA (DNL/KDNL)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
At the conclusion of a positioning flight for maintenance, the pilot of the twin-engine airplane joined the airport traffic pattern at the destination airport. During the landing flare, the pilot began pulling back on what he thought were the throttle levers, but was instead the propeller control levers, which he pulled into the feather position. When the propellers started feathering, he thought that he had lost power on both engines. He landed the airplane "long" on the remaining runway. It subsequently traveled off the end of the runway, through the airport perimeter security fence, crossed a roadway, and came to rest. During the runway overrun, the airplane was substantially damaged.

After the accident, the pilot realized that he had been flying the twin-engine accident airplane like he typically flew his high performance single-engine airplane, and believed that was why he retarded the propeller control levers. Review of photographs provided by a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) inspector showed that unlike the pilot's high performance single-engine airplane, which had its throttle control located on the left side of the control console with the propeller control in the middle, the twin-engine accident airplane had its propeller control levers located on the left side of the control console and the throttle control levers in the middle. According to FAA Airworthiness records, the twin engine accident airplane was manufactured in 1980. Review of the twin-engine airplane manufacturer's technical information indicated that it was not until 1984 that the manufacturer changed the instrument panel layout and relocated the throttle, propeller, and mixture controls to industry-standard positions, similar to those in the pilot's high performance single-engine airplane.

Probable Cause: The pilot's failure to land and stop the airplane within the available runway, which resulted in a runway overrun. Contributing to the outcome was the pilot's inadvertent feathering of both propellers during approach to landing.


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Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report

Revision history:

24-Feb-2020 01:52 Geno Added
24-Feb-2020 07:03 RobertMB Updated [Location, Nature, Source, Narrative]
26-Mar-2021 15:22 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Operator, Other fatalities, Nature, Source, Narrative, Category, Accident report]

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