On June 26, 1994, about 1330 eastern daylight time, a Beech F33A, N6728X, operated by the owner/pilot, collided with a fence during an aborted landing and was substantially damaged in Quarryville, Pennsylvania. The private pilot and passenger were not injured. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and a flight plan was not filed. The personal flight was conducted under 14 CFR 91 and departed from Doylestown, Pennsylvania. Use your browsers 'back' function to return to synopsisReturn to Query Page
The pilot reported that as he approached the grass airstrip for landing, he observed that a varying crosswind existed for landing. He chose the runway that he thought the wind conditions were favoring (runway 28) and performed a full-flap landing onto the first third of it. The pilot stated that at touchdown, the airplane was "going faster than usual" because of a tailwind. He stated that he could not stop the airplane before it reached the end of the runway. As the airplane rolled past the runway threshold and into a wheat field, the pilot decided to add full power and attempt to take off. The airplane then struck a fence despite the pilot's efforts to stop the airplane at the last moment. The pilot also stated that "...it would have been better not to have attempted the go-around...."
According to an FAA aviation safety inspector from New Cumberland, Pennsylvania, the nose gear was sheered off, the firewall was bent, and both wings were damaged. No pre-impact mechanical deficiencies were found.