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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 34420
Last updated: 26 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
Registration: N6013X
C/n / msn: ME-113
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Eloy, AZ -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:San Diego, CA (MYF)
Destination airport:Eloy, AZ (PVT)
Investigating agency: NTSB
As the pilot began flaring for landing at a private airstrip, the airplane encountered sudden turbulence and immediately rolled to the right. Despite the pilotís attempt to counteract the roll and abort the landing, the right wing struck the surface of runway 24 and the airplane began to cartwheel. The airplane came to rest upright adjacent to the runway. The pilot noted that at the time of the accident the wind was from 210 degrees at 20 knots. Examination of the airplane by the pilot revealed that both wings were structurally damaged. The pilot stated that there were no mechanical anomalies with the engine, airframe, and flight control system at the time of the accident. The owner of the private airstrip stated that due to the location of a residential structure, it is common to experience turbulence near the approach end of runway 24 during high wind conditions.
Probable Cause: The pilotís failure to maintain aircraft control during landing. Contributing to the accident were the crosswind wind conditions and terrain induced turbulence.



Revision history:

03-Dec-2017 12:08 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Operator, Other fatalities, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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