On July 7, 2000, about 0800 eastern daylight time, a Boeing B75N1, N5819V, registered to and operated by a private owner as a Title 14 CFR Part 91 personal flight, crashed after takeoff from Back Achers Airport, Belleview, Florida. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and no flight plan was filed. The aircraft incurred substantial damage, and the airline transport rated-pilot and one passenger sustained no injuries. The flight was originating at the time of the accident. Use your browsers 'back' function to return to synopsisReturn to Query Page
The pilot stated that after the rotation, and during the climbout, at about 200 feet above ground level, the engine started to lose power, and he decided to make an emergency landing straight ahead. The pilot further stated that he landed the aircraft 75 feet beyond the end of the runway, and he had to veer to the left to avoid obstructions, but the aircraft hit several small trees. Both upper and lower wings, as well as the right elevator were damaged during the landing rollout. The pilot said that he suspected that the reduction in power was due to carburetor icing.
An FAA licensed mechanic, with inspection authorization conducted a postaccident examination of the engine, stating that he checked the ignition, induction and fuel systems, and found no preexisting malfunctions with the aircraft, that would have caused the accident. The mechanic further stated that the engine was overhauled after the postaccident examination, and no mechanical malfunctions were found.