Accident Beechcraft 58P Baron N60BR, 02 Jun 2003
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 295780
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Time:15:45 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic B58T model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Beechcraft 58P Baron
Owner/operator:Hallmark Aircraft Incorporated
Registration: N60BR
MSN: TJ395
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Gatlinburg, Tennessee -   United States of America
Phase: Unknown
Departure airport:Orlando Executive Airport, FL (ORL/KORL)
Destination airport:Gatlinburg, TN
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The pilot's altitude was low during the approach to land and he stated that he did not realize that there was a hill at the approach end of runway 28. The nose gear of the airplane collided with the hill 120 feet short of the runway. The airplane slid down the hill and came to rest on the runway, approximately 30 feet beyond the approach end. Review of the Gatlinburg-Pigeon Forge Airport runway 28 information states "displaced threshold 339 feet" and "steep rise in ground 50 feet, from threshold east end of pavement". No mechanical or flight control malfunctions were reported by the pilot prior to the accident.

Probable Cause: The pilot's misjudgment of altitude and distance to the runway during final approach, and his failure to attain the proper touchdown point for landing.



Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 2 years and 12 months
Download report: Final report

Revision history:

13-Oct-2022 12:47 ASN Update Bot Added

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