On October 25, 1999, at 1600 hours Pacific daylight time, a Beech D55, N7674N, veered off runway 25 during the takeoff ground roll and collided with a brick wall and a fence at the Corona, California, airport. The aircraft was owned and operated by the pilot and was originating as a local area personal flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the flight, which was conducted under the provisions of 14 CFR Part 91 of the Federal Aviation Regulations. The aircraft sustained substantial damage. The private pilot, the sole occupant, was not injured. Use your browsers 'back' function to return to synopsisReturn to Query Page
The pilot told a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) inspector from the Riverside, California, Flight Standards District Office, that he lost control of the aircraft as he rotated for liftoff. The airplane then veered off the right side of the runway, traveled through a grass infield area, and collided with the wall and fence. The pilot reported that he had recently purchased the airplane and had only 6 hours of flight time in the D55. The pilot's prior multiengine experience was obtained in a Cessna 310.
The FAA inspector examined the airplane and found no mechanical discrepancies with the controls, brakes, or engines. Tire tracks were identified, which led to the resting point of the aircraft. The tire tracks began at the approach end of the runway as both mains and the nose wheel. At a point 600 feet from the beginning of the takeoff roll, the nose tire track disappeared and the main gear tracks began a sharp deviation to the right and continued to the brick wall.
In his written statement, the pilot reported that there were no mechanical malfunctions or failures experienced with the airplane.