Bird strike Accident Beechcraft B300 King Air 350 N557AP, Wednesday 1 August 2018
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Date:Wednesday 1 August 2018
Type:Silhouette image of generic B350 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Beechcraft B300 King Air 350
Owner/operator:Atlantic Transportation of Wilmington LLC
Registration: N557AP
MSN: FL-879
Year of manufacture:2013
Total airframe hrs:1256 hours
Engine model:Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-60A
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial, repaired
Location:near Wilmington-New Hanover County International Airport, NC (ILM) -   United States of America
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:Rock Hill Airport, SC (RKH/KUZA)
Destination airport:Wilmington-New Hanover County International Airport, NC (ILM/KILM)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The pilot reported that, he began the initial approach at the destination airport, about 1,800 to 2,000 ft mean sea level, and the airplane encountered a "widespread circling group of what appeared to be turkey vultures". The right wing struck a bird, and the airplane landed without further incident.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the right wing.

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The airplane’s collision with a bird during approach."

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: GAA18CA475
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 7 months
Download report: Final report




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