Accident Beechcraft 35 Bonanza N501B, Saturday 8 January 2005
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Date:Saturday 8 January 2005
Type:Silhouette image of generic BE35 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Beechcraft 35 Bonanza
Registration: N501B
MSN: D-1523
Year of manufacture:1948
Total airframe hrs:3962 hours
Engine model:Continental E-185
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Knoxville, TN -   United States of America
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:Knoxville, TN (TN98)
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Witnesses reported hearing the engine running as the airplane flew overhead followed by a loud "thump." The airplane collided with trees approximately 2/3 mile from the approach end of the north runway. The airplane came to rest in the trees, 40 to 50 feet above the ground in an upright and nose low attitude. Examination of the accident site disclosed that wreckage debris was scattered over an area 300 feet long on a 40 degrees magnetic heading. The post-accident examination of the airframe and engine failed to disclose any mechanical problems or component failures.
Probable Cause: The pilot's failure to maintain adequate obstacle clearance, which resulted in the in-flight collision with trees. A factor was dark night.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: ATL05LA042
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]
06-Dec-2017 06:52 ASN Update Bot Updated [Other fatalities, Source, Narrative]

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