ASN Aircraft accident Beechcraft A100 King Air N78L Brooksville-Hernando County Airport, FL
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Status:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Date:Saturday 8 November 1986
Type:Silhouette image of generic BE10 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Beechcraft A100 King Air
Operator:American Aviation
Registration: N78L
MSN: B-167
First flight:
Total airframe hrs:5500
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-28
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Brooksville-Hernando County Airport, FL (   United States of America)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Departure airport:Brooksville-Hernando County Airport, FL (KBKV), United States of America
Destination airport:Kendall-Tamiami Airport, FL (TMB/KTMB), United States of America
The pilot stated that shortly after departure the cockpit filled with smoke. While returning for landing his visibility was reduced due to the smoke and ground fog. On landing roll the aircraft ran off the left side of the runway, went through a cow fence and came to rest against a tree. A post crash fire erupted in the left wing area where a fence post punctured the wing and the aircraft was destroyed by the fire. The cause of the smoke in the cockpit could not be determined.

Probable Cause:

reason for occurrence undetermined
visual lookout .. not possible .. pilot in command
other system .. smoke
weather condition .. fog
light condition .. night
other system .. Smoke

Runway excursion



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Distance from Brooksville-Hernando County Airport, FL to Kendall-Tamiami Airport, FL as the crow flies is 370 km (231 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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