Accident Beechcraft S35 Bonanza N7915K, Sunday 6 January 2002
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Date:Sunday 6 January 2002
Type:Silhouette image of generic BE35 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Beechcraft S35 Bonanza
Registration: N7915K
MSN: 300599
Total airframe hrs:5883 hours
Engine model:Continental IO-540
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Angola, IN -   United States of America
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:Cadillac, MI (CAD)
Destination airport:Angola, IN (ANQ)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The airplane was destroyed by a post impact fire after it collided with terrain following loss of control while on final approach to land. The pilot reported that he was approximately 500 feet from the runway when the right wing stalled at 130 miles per hour and the aircraft rolled to the right 130 degrees. The pilot stated that he applied full power and rolled the aircraft upright, but it felt like the aircraft was being pushed straight down. He reported that they hit the ground almost flat, bounced, and then slid across the highway before coming to a rest. According to the pilot, he and his two passengers exited the airplane prior to it catching fire.
Probable Cause: The pilot 's failure to maintain adequate airspeed and encountered a stall on approach to land. The low altitude on final approach was a factor.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: CHI02LA051
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report




Revision history:

21-Dec-2016 19:26 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
06-Oct-2017 17:34 BEAVERSPOTTER Updated [Cn, Narrative]
09-Dec-2017 15:24 ASN Update Bot Updated [Cn, Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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