On July 24, 1999, about 1330 eastern daylight time, a Beech C23, N63TW, registered to N63TW LTD., was substantially damaged while landing at Oconee County Airport, Clemson, South Carolina. The private-rated pilot and two passengers reported no injuries. Visual meteorological conditions (VMC) prevailed in the vicinity, and no flight plan had been filed. The local personal flight was being conducted in accordance with Title 14 CFR Part 91. The flight had originated from the same airport, about 1300. Use your browsers 'back' function to return to synopsisReturn to Query Page
The pilot said that he had been flying in the local area for about 30 minutes. Upon return to the departure airport the airplane landed on runway 7, and bounced. The pilot added power to go around, the airplane lifted off the ground, and then settled back onto the runway. The airplane then departed the runway, and struck a ditch.
According to the FAA's report, "...the airplane impacted the runway, bounced twice, stalled and skidded off the left side of the runway, hit a ditch and embankment, came to rest near the departure end...the pilot used a poor recovery technique...[he] attempted to make the takeoff with full flaps, and immediately dumped all the flaps when the aircraft would not climb...."