Accident Beechcraft B100 King Air N811BL, Wednesday 19 February 2014
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Date:Wednesday 19 February 2014
Type:Silhouette image of generic BE10 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Beechcraft B100 King Air
Owner/operator:TDC Aviation LLC
Registration: N811BL
MSN: BE-15
Year of manufacture:1976
Engine model:Garrett TPE331-6
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:ca 2 km W of Pearland Regional Airport, TX -   United States of America
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, TX (AUS/KAUS)
Destination airport:Galveston-Scholes Field, TX (GLS/KGLS)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The aircraft, a Beechcraft B100 King Air, N811BL, impacted terrain near Pearland, Texas. The private rated pilot, sole occupant, was fatally injured and the airplane was destroyed.
The airplane made the RNAV 32 approach to the Pearland Regional airport (KLVJ), with a circling maneuver to land on runway 14. The airplane then performed a missed approach, before disappearing from radar.
Three witnesses, who were working in an oil field, reported seeing the airplane impact the ground nose first in a rural field used for ranch land/oil field.

At 0853, the automated weather observation facility located at KLVJ, recorded wind from 180 degrees at 8 knots, 5 miles visibility, mist, an overcast sky at 300 feet, temperature 69 degrees Fahrenheit (F), dew point 61 F, and a barometric pressure of 30.01 inches of mercury.

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The noninstrument-rated pilot's loss of airplane control during a missed instrument approach. Contributing to the accident was the pilot's decision to file an instrument flight rules flight plan and to fly into known instrument meteorological conditions."

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: CEN14FA145
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 3 months
Download report: Final report





photo (c) NTSB; near Pearland Regional Airport, TX; February 2014; (publicdomain)

photo (c) NTSB; near Pearland Regional Airport, TX; February 2014; (publicdomain)

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