ASN Aircraft accident Beechcraft B200 Super King Air N795DE Five Point-Agro-West Airport, CA
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Status:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Date:Friday 13 January 2017
Type:Silhouette image of generic BE20 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Beechcraft B200 Super King Air
Operator:Optimal Aviation Services
Registration: N795DE
MSN: BB-1510
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Five Point-Agro-West Airport, CA (   United States of America)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Departure airport:Five Point-Agro-West Airport, CA, United States of America
Destination airport:Visalia Airport, CA (VIS/KVIS), United States of America
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.

Accident investigation:

Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 81 days (3 months)
Accident number: GAA17CA114
Download report: Summary report

Runway excursion (veer-off)



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Distance from Five Point-Agro-West Airport, CA to Visalia Airport, CA as the crow flies is 76 km (48 miles).
Accident location: Exact; deduced from official accident report.

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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