FTW93LA213
FTW93LA213

On Saturday, July 3, 1993, at approximately 0900 central daylight time, a Beech 95 B55B airplane, N258P, was substantially damaged while landing near Ashdown, Arkansas. The commercial pilot and his three passengers were not injured. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the executive flight.

According to the operator, the pilot intentionally ground looped the airplane as he approached the fence at the departure end of the grass strip. During the landing roll the pilot reported he experienced minimum braking action; he further stated that the grass airstrip was wet due to an unusually heavy morning dew. During an interview the pilot stated that the side loading imposed by the ground loop collapsed the nose and left main landing gears, resulting in structural damage to the left wing and airframe.

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