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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 222060
Last updated: 25 February 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic BE76 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Beechcraft 76 Duchess
Owner/operator:Nexgen Aviation LLC
Registration: N7KY
C/n / msn: ME-139
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Capital City Airport (KFFT), Frankfort, KY -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Lexington-Blue Grass Airport, KY (LEX/KLEX)
Destination airport:Frankfort-Capital City Airport, KY (FFT/KFFT)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The pilot in the left seat was receiving instruction to obtain a commercial multiengine rating and was performing a practice left engine-out approach. He indicated that he determined that he had the runway "made" and reduced throttle on the right engine. He stated that the airplane “settled” too much, and he added throttle without compensating with the appropriate aileron and rudder inputs. The approach became unstable, and he called for a go-around and added full right throttle while the airplane was below minimum controllable airspeed. The instructor indicated that this occurred before he could stop the pilot and that the airplane reacted quickly with a yaw and roll to the left. The airplane collided with the ground in a left-wing-low attitude, caught fire, and sustained substantial damage from the impact forces and postaccident fire. The pilot reported that there were no mechanical malfunctions or failures that would have precluded normal operation of the airplane.

Probable Cause: The pilot's failure to maintain airplane control during a simulated single-engine go-around, which resulted in a collision with terrain.


FAA register:

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 5 months
Download report: Final report



Photo: NTSB

Revision history:

21-Feb-2019 17:11 Geno Added
21-Feb-2019 17:16 Geno Updated [Nature, Source, Narrative]
23-Feb-2019 07:22 chui101 Updated [Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Embed code, Damage, Narrative]
11-Mar-2019 19:37 Ral33 Updated [Source]
22-Sep-2019 09:39 chui101 Updated [Time, Source, Narrative]
22-Sep-2019 09:40 harro Updated [Narrative]
15-Aug-2020 16:00 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Operator, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Damage, Narrative, Accident report, ]
15-Aug-2020 16:30 harro Updated [Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative, Photo, Accident report, ]

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