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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 249311
Last updated: 1 April 2021
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Time:20:00 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic BE35 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Beechcraft V35B Bonanza
Registration: N6643Y
C/n / msn: D-10264
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:White Owl, South Dakota -   United States of America
Phase: Unknown
Departure airport:White Owl, SD (None)
Destination airport:Tea, SD (Y14)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The pilot reported that he was taking off from a private dry grass airstrip that was slightly uphill and into a slight wind. As the airplane accelerated, the pilot had "increasing trouble keeping the airplane from going left." The airplane departed the airstrip to the left and collided with terrain and hay bales. The airplane sustained substantial damage to the left wing. The pilot reported that there were no preimpact mechanical malfunctions or failures with the airframe or engine that would have precluded normal operation.

Probable Cause: The pilot's failure to maintain directional control during the takeoff, which resulted in a runway excursion and subsequent impact with an obstacle and terrain.



Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report
Other occurrences involving this aircraft

16 Aug 2020 N6643Y Private 0 White Owl, SD sub


Revision history:

01-Apr-2021 10:43 ASN Update Bot Added
01-Apr-2021 10:53 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Total occupants, Narrative]

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