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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 45096
Last updated: 15 August 2019
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Type:Silhouette image of generic BE35 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Beechcraft K35 Bonanza
Owner/operator:Shade Tree Flying Club, Inc.
Registration: N5343E
C/n / msn: D-5828
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Gerlach, NV -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Gerlach, NV
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
The airplane collided with terrain during landing at a temporary dirt strip. Witnesses on the ground, including licensed pilots, reported that the airplane was turning on a right base to final when the right wing abruptly dropped and the airplane descended to the ground. The airplane immediately struck the ground. They stated that the airplane seemed very low and very slow for this phase of flight. Examination of the wreckage found no discrepancies with the airframe systems or the engine.
Probable Cause: the pilot's failure to maintain an adequate airspeed resulting in a stall mush and collision with terrain.



Revision history:

28-Oct-2008 00:45 ASN archive Added
21-Dec-2016 19:24 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
08-Dec-2017 19:10 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Source, Narrative]

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