On June 6, 1997, at 2350 central daylight time, a Beech 58 airplane, N22SS, registered to Global Aircraft Company, was stolen and substantially damaged during an attempted takeoff at Wiley Post Airport near Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and a flight plan was not filed. The pilot and his one passenger sustained minor injuries. The flight was originating at the time of the accident. Use your browsers 'back' function to return to synopsisReturn to Query Page
During the takeoff roll the airplane overran the departure end of runway 17L. The aircraft traveled 600 to 800 feet impacting the localizer antenna and continued approximately 100 feet impacting the airport perimeter fence. It continued across a ditch and road coming to rest 50 feet south of the road.
Examination of the airplane by the FAA inspector revealed that the nose landing gear and the main landing gear were collapsed, and the leading edges of both wings were damaged. Further examination of the airplane revealed that the elevator was missing. The owner reported that he was having the airplane refurbished, and the elevator had been removed for painting on June 1, 1997.
The toxicology report from Baptist Medical Center of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, revealed 0.180 percent alcohol was detected in the pilot's blood. This specimen was take on June 7, 1996, about one hour 12 minutes after the accident. See the enclosed lab report.
According to the FAA inspector, the pilot's commercial certificate was revoked seven years prior for stealing an airplane. According to the owner the pilot and passenger were not authorized to use the airplane.
Attempts to obtain a completed Pilot/Operator Report, NTSB Form 6120.1/2, were unsuccessful.