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King Air B300 crash video

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Re: KING B300 crash video

Unread post by Bugs » Mon Sep 02, 2019 12:52 am

Major Fatal Accident...
Sunday, 1st of September, 2019
- Philippines 🇵🇭 :
A Private Beechcraft B300 King Air 350, registered RP-C2296, impacted resort buildings and a swimming pole while operating a medical evacuation flight in Pansol, Calamba, Laguna.
The aircraft was completely destroyed during the accident sequence and the two pilots and seven passengers onboard received fatal injures. (9 fatalities)

The aircraft departed from Dipolog Airport (DPL/RPMG) and was headed to Manila-Ninoy Aquino International Airport (MNL/RPLL).
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Re: KING B300 crash video

Unread post by TikkaT3 » Mon Sep 02, 2019 7:28 am

Looks like fuel streaming from the wings?
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Re: KING B300 crash video

Unread post by beckers » Mon Sep 02, 2019 7:48 am

TikkaT3 wrote:
Mon Sep 02, 2019 7:28 am
Looks like fuel streaming from the wings?
Agree.
Looks like the left wing is shorter outboard of the engines. If you look at other King airs that got over G'd the wings bend, deform, outside of the engines. So my guess is either it got over stressed (G's) or maybe struck something (like trees) prior to the start of the video.
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Re: KING B300 crash video

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Re: King Air B300 crash video

Unread post by Bugs » Mon Sep 02, 2019 10:07 am

This aircraft was fitted with Winglets.
Could it be that both on either wing broke off and played a part in this accident?
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Re: King Air B300 crash video

Unread post by 2000andmore » Mon Sep 02, 2019 7:03 pm

It appears as though both outer wing sections are missing, hence fuel being lost. Also loss of roll control. My investigation would focus on a high speed decent exceeding Vne and both ailerons fluttered, causing structural failure of the outer wing panels. If it was an over G case, only one wing would fail.

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Re: King Air B300 crash video

Unread post by HJK 414 » Mon Sep 02, 2019 9:03 pm

2000andmore wrote:
Mon Sep 02, 2019 7:03 pm
It appears as though both outer wing sections are missing, hence fuel being lost. Also loss of roll control. My investigation would focus on a high speed decent exceeding Vne and both ailerons fluttered, causing structural failure of the outer wing panels. If it was an over G case, only one wing would fail.

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I am struggling to see whether there was fuel coming from the wings against the cloud cover / before it crossed the ridge initially.
Is it possible it clipped the trees crossing that ridgeline - and we then see the fuel dispersing behind the damaged wings ?

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Re: King Air B300 crash video

Unread post by 2000andmore » Tue Sep 03, 2019 8:38 am

So hard to see. You may well be right.
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Re: King Air B300 crash video

Unread post by Dragon » Tue Sep 03, 2019 10:41 pm

That could be fuel trails, but with those weather conditions- low cloud and looks humid- if you pull serious G you are also going to pull lovely vortices from the wing tips, although it does look stronger on one side than the other which favors the fuel scenario. At first glance it looks to me like he has pulled really hard and fast out of a dive and damaged his empennage (not sure if it’s just my phone refresh rate, but it looks skew)and wings, and probably other control surfaces, lost control from that and gone in.
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Re: King Air B300 crash video

Unread post by richard C » Wed Sep 04, 2019 8:06 am

That sort of makes sense - suddenly pops out of IMC straight into terrain and has to perform some desperate avoidance maneuvers, damaging the airframe.
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Re: King Air B300 crash video

Unread post by yesbhobho » Fri Sep 06, 2019 9:26 am

What would the result if the wing attachment bolts snapped?
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Re: King Air B300 crash video

Unread post by Winchman » Fri Sep 06, 2019 9:48 am

yesbhobho wrote:
Fri Sep 06, 2019 9:26 am
What would the result if the wing attachment bolts snapped?
More dramatic than what we see here. I would imagine it would result in immediate separation of the wings from the fuselage, especially with the apparent G loading judging by the turns executed. I am sure there is someone better qualified than me to comment.
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