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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 38616
Last updated: 14 February 2020
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Date:11-AUG-1996
Time:12:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic BE23 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Beechcraft 23
Owner/operator:private
Registration: N2382Z
C/n / msn: M-93
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Wimberley, TX -   United States of America
Phase: Unknown
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Lockhart, TX (5OR)
Destination airport:(4XS7)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
The student pilot's flight instructor had signed him off to fly multiple cross-country flights to 5 different airports. The instructor had placed limitations on the pilot flying into and out of Woodcreek Resort Airstrip, where the pilot resided, for the airplane to be at one-half fuel or less, and for temperatures to be less than 85 degrees. Thirty minutes of flight time before the accident, the pilot had his fuel tanks topped-off. The temperature at the time of the accident was 102 degrees F. The pilot flew a pass over the runway to 'make sure it was clear for landing.' A witness reported that the estimated 6 knot wind changed direction approximately 180 degrees between the time of the pilot's first and second approach. A witness, who was 300 feet off the end the runway, reported that on the second approach 'he just barely made the trees over the creek and banked hard left.' Another witness reported seeing the aircraft 'in a steep bank to the left and then dive downward.' The aircraft impacted on the backside of the 18th green of a golf course and came to rest in a sand trap. CAUSE: The pilot's failure to maintain airspeed. Factors were the high density altitude, the tail wind, and the pilot's failure to adhere to the limitations prescribed by his flight instructor.

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20001208X06483


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
24-Oct-2008 10:30 ASN archive Added
21-Dec-2016 19:23 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]

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