Runway excursion Accident Beechcraft B200 King Air N200HF, Saturday 4 January 2020
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Date:Saturday 4 January 2020
Time:12:15
Type:Silhouette image of generic BE20 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Beechcraft B200 King Air
Owner/operator:L.C. Whitford Co., Inc.
Registration: N200HF
MSN: BB-1858
Year of manufacture:2004
Total airframe hrs:2644 hours
Engine model:Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-42
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 9
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial, repaired
Category:Accident
Location:Morristown Municipal Airport, NJ (MMU) -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Nature:Executive
Departure airport:Olean-Cattaraugus County Airport, NY (OLE/KOLE)
Destination airport:Morristown Municipal Airport, NJ (MMU/KMMU)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Narrative:
The pilot reported that, during the descent for an instrument approach in instrument meteorological conditions, he saw an area of patchy fog over the approach end of the runway and leveled off to avoid the fog. He landed the airplane with about 3,000 ft of the nearly 6,000-ft-long runway remaining and felt the airplane hydroplaning while using a combination of wheel braking and the beta range of the propellers. The airplane subsequently overran the end of the runway onto grass and mud, which resulted in the nose landing gear collapsing. The airplane sustained substantial damage to the forward fuselage. The pilot reported that there were no preaccident mechanical failures or malfunctions with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.

Probable Cause: The airplane hydroplaning while landing on a wet runway, which degraded its braking capability and resulted in a runway overrun onto grass and mud and the nose landing gear collapsing. Contributing to the accident was the pilot's improper decision to land the airplane until it was near the runway midpoint due to fog over the approach end of the runway.

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: ERA20CA139
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 5 months
Download report: Final report

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