Accident Beechcraft 200 Super King Air N275X, Monday 4 January 2016
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Date:Monday 4 January 2016
Type:Silhouette image of generic BE20 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Beechcraft 200 Super King Air
Owner/operator:Skyway Aircraft Inc.
Registration: N275X
MSN: BB-502
Year of manufacture:1979
Total airframe hrs:907 hours
Engine model:Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-41
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial, written off
Location:St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport, FL (PIE) -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:St. Petersburg-Albert Whitted Airport, FL (SPG/KSPG)
Destination airport:St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport, FL (PIE/KPIE)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The pilot departed on a positioning flight to a nearby airport to have the flaps examined. The pilot performed the landing checklist, which included extending the landing gear when the airplane was about 7 miles from the destination airport. Upon contacting the control tower, he was informed that the airplane was number two to land and was provided a vector for sequencing. After about 4 minutes, the pilot was instructed to turn toward the airport and cleared to land. The pilot stated that during his preparation for a no flap landing, he forgot that he had retracted and not subsequently lowered the landing gear. During the landing flare, the control tower stated "gear" and he attempted to abort the landing; however, the airplane contacted the runway and slid to a stop, about 2,500 feet beyond the beginning of the runway. A fuel bladder leak resulted in a fire in the area of the left engine nacelle and
substantial damage to the left wing. The pilot stated that he did not hear a landing gear warning horn prior to the accident. According to the airplane flight manual, the landing gear warning would activate intermittently with the gear not down below a certain power setting. Postaccident damage precluded a functional check of the landing gear warning system; however, the pilot stated that he utilized additional power during the no flap landing and that he did not recall the specific power setting used. He further reported about 12,600 hours of total flight experience, which included about 955 hours in the same make and model as the accident airplane.

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The pilot's failure to properly configure the airplane's landing gear prior to landing, which resulted in a gear-up landing."

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: ERA16CA080
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 2 months
Download report: Final report





photo (c) FAA; St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport, FL (PIE); January 2016

photo (c) FAA; St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport, FL (PIE); January 2016

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