On February 1, 1997, about 1400 eastern standard time, a Beech V35, N599T, registered to a private owner, was substantially damaged while on approach, near Orlando, Florida. The airline transport-rated pilot, certified flight instructor (CFI), and a private pilot were not injured. Visual meteorological conditions (VMC) prevailed in the vicinity, and no flight plan had been filed. The local training flight originated at 1300, and was being conducted in accordance with Title 14 CFR Part 91. Use your browsers 'back' function to return to synopsisReturn to Query Page
According to the CFI's statement he and the private pilot had reviewed "airwork, turns, stalls, slow flight, take off and landings." On the accident landing he said, "...conducting simulated engine failure...on go-around, engine failed to produce power, resulting in forced landing...."
The FAA inspector stated that on this approach they were at a "fast" landing speed, and "high" on the approach. At an altitude of about 100 feet above the ground they attempted to go around, advanced the throttle, and landed in a tree.
The engine was removed from the airframe and shipped to Continental Motor's facilities, in Mobile, Alabama, where an engine test run was conducted under the supervision of the FAA, on March 16, 1997. The engine run revealed no discrepancies.
The first pilot did not submit a statement pertaining to the facts in this accident, and her account of the events of the accident are not known. According to the FAA they made several attempts to contact the pilot and were unsuccessful.