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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 45517
Last updated: 1 September 2019
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Type:Silhouette image of generic BE35 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Beechcraft A35 Bonanza
Registration: N658B
C/n / msn: D-1659
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Atlanta, ID -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Nampa, ID (S67)
Destination airport:Atlanta, ID (55H)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Witnesses reported observing the aircraft circle the airport before setting up an approach to runway 34. The witnesses reported that the aircraft was too high on final approach and the pilot aborted the landing about mid-field to two-thirds of the way down the runway and 20 to 30 feet agl. The aircraft made a right turn and collided with trees and subsequently the terrain within one-half mile from the departure end of the runway. A post-crash fire consumed the wreckage. Documentation of the accident site noted that the aircraft collided with the tops of approximately four trees before colliding with the ground. The airport facilities directory for this airstrip states, "Airport is located in mountainous area, high timbered ridges limit maneuvering area." "Recommend land Rwy 34, depart Rwy 16..." Post-accident examination of the engine did not reveal evidence of a mechanical failure or malfunction.
Probable Cause: Clearance from an object was not maintained during an aborted landing. Trees and mountainous terrain were factors.



Revision history:

28-Oct-2008 00:45 ASN archive Added
21-Dec-2016 19:24 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
09-Dec-2017 16:46 ASN Update Bot Updated [Source, Narrative]

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