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Status: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Date:Sunday 6 March 2022
Type:Silhouette image of generic BE20 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Beechcraft 200 Super King Air
Registration: N8170J
MSN: BB-728
First flight: 1980
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport, MS (GPT) (   United States of America)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Departure airport:Borger Airport, TX (BGD/KBGD), United States of America
Destination airport:Bay St Louis-Stennis International Airport, MS (KHSA), United States of America
A Beechcraft 200 Super King Air, N8170J, made a gear up forced landing at Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport (GPT/KGPT), Mississippi, USA.
The aircraft had departed Borger Airport, Texas, at 00:22 UTC, bound for Bay St Louis-Stennis International Airport, Mississippi.
ADS-B tracking data show that the approach to the destination airport was aborted at 02:53 UTC. The aircraft then circled north of the airport and diverted to GPT, where it made a gear-up landing at 03:28 UTC (21:28 local time, March 6).
All five occupants were unhurt and the aircraft sustained substantial damage.

Gear-up landing
Forced landing on runway


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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Borger Airport, TX to Bay St Louis-Stennis International Airport, MS as the crow flies is 1251 km (782 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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