Runway excursion Accident Beechcraft 58P Baron N42SM, Wednesday 16 January 2008
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Date:Wednesday 16 January 2008
Time:11:00 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic B58T model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Beechcraft 58P Baron
Owner/operator:Golden Tire Inc
Registration: N42SM
MSN: TJ-109
Year of manufacture:1977
Total airframe hrs:2843 hours
Engine model:Teledyne Continental TSO-520L
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:Hereford, Texas -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Nature:Executive
Departure airport:Texarkana Municipal Airport, AR (TXK/KTXK)
Destination airport:Hereford Municipal Airport, TX (KHRX)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Narrative:
The pilot reported on the NTSB form 6120.1, Pilot/Operator Accident/Incident Report that he was on a visual approach to runway 3 with winds reported to be 360 degrees at 25 knots gusting to 32 knots. The pilot stated that the approach seemed normal using 15 degrees of flaps and a little more power due to the winds. When the pilot began his flare a "tremendous gust of wind caught under the left wing" causing the right wing to drag the pavement. This produced a slight nose down attitude and a right turn. The airplane departed the runway and the pilot was able to regain control. The airplane right wing, right engine prop and landing gear main struts were damaged. The pilot and his passenger were not injured.

Probable Cause: The pilot's loss of control on landing. A factor was a gusting crosswind component.

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: DFW08CA072
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 2 months
Download report: Final report

Sources:

NTSB DFW08CA072

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Revision history:

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