Date & Time: Jan 15, 2010 at 1407 LT
Type of aircraft:
Beechcraft 90 King Air
Operator:
King's Way
Registration:
HB-GPL
Flight Phase:
Takeoff (climb)
Flight Type:
Training
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Les Eplatures - Dole
MSN:
LJ-1936
YOM:
2009
Region:
Europe
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
0
Pax on board:
2
Pax fatalities:
0
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
0
Captain / Total flying hours:
920
Captain / Total hours on type:
62
Aircraft flight hours:
89
Aircraft flight cycles:
68
Circumstances:
Takeoff run was started in good weather conditions. For undetermined reasons, pilots abandoned the takeoff procedure while at 88 knots. Aircraft overrun runway and collided with concrete blocks holding the ILS antenna. Two occupants were slightly injured while two others were seriously injured. Aircraft was damaged beyond repair.
Probable cause:
Accident was caused by a collision with obstacles after the runway end due to a late take off run interruption decision, most probably due to an involuntary braking action on behalf of the pilot. Contributory factors:
- Poor pilot experience on this aircraft model.
- Inadequate take off configuration (flaps).
- Initial multi engine training performed on a different aircraft model.
- Pilot not familiarized with short runway.
Final Report: