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Last updated: 28 September 2021
Statuts:Enquête Officielle
Date:vendredi 27 janvier 2017
Heure:17:50
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic BE20 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Beechcraft 200T Super King Air
Compagnie:Eastern Air Express
Immatriculation: N60RA
Numéro de série: BT-7
Année de Fabrication: 1979
Heures de vol:15782
Moteurs: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-41
Equipage:victimes: 0 / à bord: 2
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord: 0
Total:victimes: 0 / à bord: 2
Dégats de l'appareil: Substantiels
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:West Palm Beach International Airport, FL (PBI) (   Etats-Unis d'Amérique)
Phase de vol: A l'atterrissage (LDG)
Nature:Convoyage
Aéroport de départ:Treasure Cay Airport (TCB/MYAT), Bahamas
Aéroport de destination:West Palm Beach International Airport, FL (PBI/KPBI), Etats-Unis d'Amérique
Détails:
A Beech 200T, N60RA, was substantially damaged during landing at Palm Beach International Airport (PBI), West Palm Beach, Florida, USA. The tow pilots were not injured.
The airplane was registered to a private corporation and operated by Eastern Air Express.
The pilot reported that the preflight and enroute portions of the flight were uneventful. The flight was established on the localizer for the approach to runway 28R, which was dry. Flaps were set to the approach position and the landing gear were extended and showed "3 green." After touchdown, he heard noises, and the airplane started to sink. After the airplane came to a stop on the right side of the runway, the pilots noticed that the gear handle was up. The pilot stated, "How did the gear handle get up?" He then placed the handle to the down position.
An inspector with the Federal Aviation Administration responded to the accident site and examined the airplane. Structural damage to the fuselage was confirmed. All three landing gear were found in a partially extended position. Skid marks from all three tires were observed on the runway, leading up the main wreckage. Both propeller assemblies were damaged due to contact with the runway. The pressure vessel was compromised from contact with a propeller blade. The nose landing gear actuator was forced up, into the nose gear well and penetrated the upper nose skin. Examination of the landing gear components did not reveal evidence of a pre-existing mechanical malfunction or malfunction.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The pilot's failure to ensure that the landing gear were down and locked before touchdown. Contributing to the accident was the pilot’s self-reported fatigue at the time of the accident."

Accident investigation:
cover
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 9 months
Accident number: ERA17LA096
Download report: Final report

Sources:
» NTSB


Photos

photo of Beechcraft-200T-Super-King-Air-N60RA
accident date: 27-01-2017
type: Beechcraft 200T Super King Air
registration: N60RA
 

Plan
Ce plan montre l'aéroport de départ ainsi que la supposée destination du vol. La ligne fixe reliant les deux aéroports n'est pas le plan de vol exact.
La distance entre Treasure Cay Airport et West Palm Beach International Airport, FL est de 267 km (167 miles).

Les informations ci-dessus ne représentent pas l'opinion de la 'Flight Safety Foundation' ou de 'Aviation Safety Network' sur les causes de l'accident. Ces informations prélimimaires sont basées sur les faits tel qu'ils sont connus à ce jour.
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