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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 198571
Last updated: 13 October 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic BE23 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Beechcraft B23
Registration: N4002T
C/n / msn: M-1108
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Raleigh, NC -   United States of America
Phase: Unknown
Departure airport:Statesville, NC (SVH)
Destination airport:Raleigh, NC (5W5)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The pilot reported that he crossed midfield, entered the traffic pattern, and then flew down the centerline to “view the runway”, but it was “getting dark and difficult to see”. The pilot further reported that after touchdown the runway conditions were worse than he had expected and “heavy vegetation pulled” the airplane to the left. The airplane veered off the runway to the left and impacted a group of small pine trees.
The airplane sustained substantial damage to the right wing.
The pilot reported no preaccident mechanical malfunctions or failures with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.

Probable Cause: The pilot’s failure to maintain directional control during the landing roll, which resulted in a runway excursion.



Revision history:

19-Aug-2017 08:45 ASN Update Bot Added

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