NTSB Identification: IAD05CA140.
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Accident occurred Friday, September 23, 2005 in Farmingdale, NY
Probable Cause Approval Date: 01/31/2006
Aircraft: Beech BE-36, registration: N8014T
Injuries: 3 Uninjured.
NTSB investigators used data provided by various entities, including, but not limited to, the Federal Aviation Administration and/or the operator and did not travel in support of this investigation to prepare this aircraft accident report.
According to the pilot, after the airplane landed and was rolling out, he "came back" on the throttle, the engine "started to race," and the airplane veered to the right. The pilot attempted to control the airplane by applying the brakes and left rudder, but to no avail. The airplane then veered off the right side of the runway, through grass, then crossed a taxiway, then more grass, continued up an incline, and stopped when it struck a perimeter fence. One witness, a student pilot, saw the airplane land "hard" and bounce two to three times during the touchdown. A second witness, a certificated airline transport pilot, saw the airplane land "flat", with no flare, and bounce "at least three times" before veering off the runway. A subsequent examination of the airplane, which included control continuity checks, brakes, and flight and throttle controls, revealed no pre-impact mechanical anomalies. Weather, about the time of the accident, included clear skies and variable winds at 4 knots.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be: The pilot's improper recovery from a bounced landing. Full narrative available
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