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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 148776
Last updated: 31 October 2020
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Date:06-SEP-2012
Time:11:35
Type:Silhouette image of generic BE76 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Beechcraft 76 Duchess
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: N6716L
C/n / msn: ME-326
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:Central Jersey Regional Airport - 47N, Manville, NJ -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Princeton, NJ (39N)
Destination airport:Manville, NJ (47N)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
The pilot reported that, after a normal approach, the airplane drifted to the left after touchdown and he commenced a go-around. As he began the go-around, the pilot-rated passenger called out for “full power.” The airplane turned and rolled sharply to the right. The pilot corrected with flight control inputs, and the airplane banked to the left; the left wing tip struck a dirt mound located off the left side of the runway. The airplane then collided with a perimeter fence and came to rest inverted. The pilot-rated passenger reported that the airplane departed the left side of the runway during the landing and subsequently “porpoised.”

Although preliminary on-site examination of the wreckage indicated that the right engine “did not appear to be operating” and that the right engine mixture control was in the idle cutoff position, a witness, who was a flight instructor, stated that he observed no indications of an engine failure while the airplane was airborne. Subsequent examination of both engines revealed no evidence of a mechanical malfunction or failure, and both propeller assemblies showed evidence of rotation at impact.
Probable Cause: The pilot’s failure to maintain directional control during the landing and attempted go-around.

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=20120906X93725&key=1


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
06-Sep-2012 16:42 Geno Added
07-Sep-2012 04:00 gerard57 Updated [Registration, Source]
07-Sep-2012 08:31 Geno Updated [Time, Cn, Operator, Nature, Source]
07-Sep-2012 11:33 Geno Updated [Source]
21-Dec-2016 19:28 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
28-Nov-2017 13:25 ASN Update Bot Updated [Cn, Operator, Other fatalities, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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