Accident Beechcraft P35 N436T,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 311996
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Date:Tuesday 12 January 2021
Time:17:00 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic BE35 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Beechcraft P35
Registration: N436T
MSN: D-7240
Year of manufacture:1963
Engine model:Continental IO470
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Poplar Grove, Illinois -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Chicago/Rockford International Airport, IL (RFD/KRFD)
Destination airport:Poplar Grove, IL (C77)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The pilot reported that during the approach, he landed short of the runway and impacted a snowbank. The airplane sustained substantial damage to the left wing and fuselage. The pilot reported there were no preaccident mechanical malfunctions or failures with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation. The pilot reported that during the approach, an airplane that had landed in front of him appeared to stop on the runway to turn back for the midfield taxiway. The pilot reported he was 'focused on the airplane in front of him, instead of flying his airplane.”

Probable Cause: The pilot's distraction and his failure to maintain a proper glidepath on the approach, which resulted in him landing short of the runway and impacting a snowbank.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: CEN21LA189
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 7 months
Download report: Final report




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