Accident Beechcraft 58P Baron N584DP, Saturday 17 March 2007
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Date:Saturday 17 March 2007
Type:Silhouette image of generic B58T model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Beechcraft 58P Baron
Owner/operator:Phillips Aviation Inc
Registration: N584DP
MSN: TJ-76
Total airframe hrs:2348 hours
Engine model:Teledyne Continental TSIO-520-WB
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Marietta, OK -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Dallas, TX (DAL)
Destination airport:Marietta, OK (T40)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
While landing to a grass runway, the pilot landed approximately 25-feet before the runway threshold in an area of rising terrain. Moments later the right landing gear failed and separated from the airframe. The airplane rotated clockwise as it departed the right side of the runway and dropped over a large embankment. The airplane continued along the bottom of the embankment and turned approximately 270-degrees before coming to rest in an upright position. A post crash fire ensued. Following the accident the pilot reported that the right main landing gear collapsed on landing. An examination of the right landing gear revealed that the upper structural truss member, which was manufactured straight, was deformed in a bow shape consistent with a hard landing. The right landing gear actuator rod was also found deformed. Pieces were submitted to the NTSB materials laboratory for examination. All submitted fracture features were on slant planes, and the pieces were deformed adjacent to the fractures consistent with overstress fracture. The examination of the airframe and engines revealed no evidence of pre impact mechanical failure/malfunction.
Probable Cause: The pilot's improper landing flare. A contributing factor was the premature touchdown in an area of rising terrain.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: DFW07FA084
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report




Revision history:

28-Oct-2008 00:45 ASN archive Added
21-Dec-2016 19:24 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
04-Dec-2017 18:31 ASN Update Bot Updated [Other fatalities, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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