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Last updated: 28 January 2022
Datum:vrijdag 13 januari 2017
Type:Silhouette image of generic BE20 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Beechcraft B200 Super King Air
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Optimal Aviation Services
Registratie: N795DE
Constructienummer: BB-1510
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 1
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 0
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 1
Schade: Groot
Plaats:Five Point-Agro-West Airport, CA (   Verenigde Staten)
Fase: Start (TOF)
Soort vlucht:Ferry
Vliegveld van vertrek:Five Point-Agro-West Airport, CA, Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:Visalia Airport, CA (VIS/KVIS), Verenigde Staten
The pilot reported that, during the takeoff roll on a narrow runway about 70 to 80 knots, he noticed that the engines were not at full power. He advanced the throttles "a little further," but when he did so, the left main landing gear dropped off the left side of the runway into soft mud. Subsequently, the airplane veered off the runway to the left, the nose gear collapsed, and the airplane stopped in the mud.
The fuselage and engine firewalls sustained substantial damage.
The pilot reported that there were no preaccident mechanical malfunctions or failures with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The pilot's failure to maintain directional control during takeoff.



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Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Five Point-Agro-West Airport, CA en Visalia Airport, CA bedraagt 76 km (48 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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