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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 36263
Last updated: 13 November 2019
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Type:Silhouette image of generic BE35 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Beechcraft G35 Bonanza
Registration: N5801
C/n / msn: D-4622
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Byron, CA -   United States of America
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Departure airport:Hayward, CA (HWD)
Destination airport:Modesto, CA (MOD)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The instructional flight was to practice instrument approaches to local airports. The airplane was observed by witnesses to overfly the accident airport about 1,200 feet above ground level. Their attention was drawn to the airplane when they heard the engine either shutdown or power back to idle. They observed the airplane glide around and make a low pass down runway 05 at an altitude of 200-300 feet agl. The airplane then made a steep left turn toward runway 30. During this turn, the nose pitched down and the aircraft impacted the ground with its nose and left wing tip, approximately 150 feet to the right of runway 30 centerline. An engine examination was conducted at the airplane recovery facility in the presence of the Federal Aviation Administration. All engine systems and functions were examined for operational ability and conditions. Fuel was found in the gascolator housing and the fuel flow divider screen was clean. All three propeller blades displayed tortional twisting, leading edge damage, and chordwise striations. The uncontrolled airport has a common traffic advisory frequency of 123.05 mHz. One communication radio was found at 123.3 mHz. The airport was unattended the day of the accident. Wing flaps were estimated at 10 to 15 degrees of extension. The landing gear was in the retracted position. The airplane had a dual control yoke installed.
Probable Cause: in-flight loss of control and inadvertent stall.



Revision history:

24-Oct-2008 10:30 ASN archive Added
21-Dec-2016 19:22 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
12-Dec-2017 18:48 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Source, Narrative]

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