NTSB Identification: ERA10CA045
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Sunday, November 01, 2009 in Gainesville, FL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 05/06/2010
Aircraft: BEECH 77, registration: N6715V
Injuries: 2 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.

The pilot had recently purchased the airplane and was enroute to his home airport with another pilot when the accident occurred. While on final approach to runway 25 the airplane was "exactly on course;" however, during the flare the airplane veered to the left and the right wing lifted. The pilot applied full throttle and initiated a go-around; however, the airplane was "already in a stall." The airplane then impacted a sign, substantially damaging the left wing, before it came to rest in the grass. The pilot was able to taxi the airplane to the ramp when he observed 2 turboprop aircraft taxiing to the ramp in front of him. The pilot believed he experienced propwash from the other aircraft while he was landing. He additionally reported no preimpact mechanical anomalies with the airplane. The winds were recorded as variable at 4 knots at the time of the accident.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

The pilot's failure to maintain aircraft control during landing.

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