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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 43369
Last updated: 22 August 2020
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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:Michael Cohen
Registration: N6701C
C/n / msn: ME-280
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Frisco, TX -   United States of America
Phase: Unknown
Departure airport:Addison, TX (ADS)
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
The pilot of the twin engine airplane lost control of the aircraft while in the traffic pattern during a practical test for a commercial multi-engine rating. An FAA designated pilot examiner (DPE) was seated in the right seat to administer the practical test. The pilot had been provided 5 additional hours of dual instruction after he failed a previous practical test due to unsatisfactory performance of a Vmca maneuver with the same check pilot. A witness observed the airplane climbing out and executing 'a sharp right turn towards the north.' Ground scars revealed that the airplane impacted the ground left wing low in a slight nose low attitude with the gear and flaps retracted. The left engine propeller, which remained attached, did not exhibit any signs of twisting, rotational scoring or leading edge damage. The right engine propeller, which separated from the engine, exhibited leading edge gouges and chordwise scratches. The elevator trim actuator was found in the 14 degree trim down (nose up) position. Examination of the wreckage did not reveal any anomalies that would have prevented normal flight. CAUSE: The pilot's failure to maintain control resulting in an inadvertent stall while performing simulated single engine maneuvers during a practical test for a multiengine rating.



Revision history:

24-Oct-2008 10:30 ASN archive Added
21-Dec-2016 19:24 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]

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