Reported Raytheon/Beechcraft piston mishaps, 2000.


NOTE:  All cause determinations preliminary and subject to change after NTSB releases final reports, as applicable.


SUMMARY:  Reported Raytheon/Beech piston accidents, year 2000

Total reported mishaps:  269

Operation in VMC     254 reports   (94% of the total)
Operation in
IMC     15 reports   (6% of the total)
Operation at night     40 reports   (15% of the total)

Fatal accidents:   41 reports   (15% of the total)
”Serious” injury accidents (not involving fatalities):   8 reports   (3% of the total)
Accidents during dual instructional flights:   32 reports   (12% of the total)
”Substantial” damage or aircraft “destroyed”:   119 reports  (44% of the total)



By Aircraft Type:


By Aircraft Type:


Be35     66 reports
Be36     46 reports
Be55     26 reports
Be33     25 reports
Be23     25 reports
Be58     24 reports
Be24     12 reports
Be95     12 reports

Be18       9 reports
Be76       7 reports
Be60       6 reports
Be19       4 reports
Be50       2 reports

Be45       1 report
Be65       1 report
Unidentified model Bonanza     1 report




LANDING GEAR RELATED MISHAPS   (97 reports; 36% of the total)

Gear Collapse
 52 reports (three Be24s; seven Be33s; eleven Be35s; eight Be36s; eight
 Be55s; five Be58s; Be65; three Be76s; six Be95s)

“Gear Up”
 35 reports (two Be24s; five Be33s; thirteen Be35s; nine Be36s; two Be55s;
 Be58; two Be95s)

Confirmed pilot-induced gear collapse
 10 reports (three Be35s; two Be33s; two Be36s; Be58; Be76; Be95)


ENGINE FAILURE   (46 reports; 17% of the total)

Engine Failure in Flight
 19 reports (Be18; four Be23s; Be24; two Be33s, four Be35s; five Be36s; Be58;

Engine failure on takeoff
 9 reports (Be19; two Be23s; Be24; Be33; Be36; two Be55s; Be58)

Fuel starvation
 6 reports (two Be35s; three Be36s; Be55)

Fuel exhaustion
 4 reports (Be23; two Be35s; Be60)

Engine failure in traffic pattern
 3 reports (Be24; Be35; Be55)

Engine fire in flight
 2 reports (both Be35)

Engine fire on ground
 2 reports (Be50; Be58)

Alternator failure/engine seized
 1 reports (Be36)



UNKNOWN CAUSES   (31 reports; 12% of the total)

 9 reports (Be18; Be33; Be35; two Be36s; two Be55s; Be58; Be95)

 8 reports (Be23; Be33; four Be35s; Be95)

Traffic pattern/unknown
 5 reports (Be18; Be23; Be33; Be35; Be55)

 3 reports (Be35; Be36; Be55)

 3 reports (Be23; Be35; Be76)

 2 reports (two Be35s)

Missed approach/unknown
 1 reports (Be55)


LOSS OF CONTROL   (22 reports; 8% of the total)

Loss of control on landing
 11 reports (three Be18s; Be19; Be23; Be33; two Be36s; Be55; Be76)

Loss of control on takeoff/go-around/missed approach
 6 reports (Be18; two Be23s; Be35; Be58; Be76)

Loss of control during touch-and-go
 1 report (Be24)

Loss of control/door open in flight
 1 report (Be36)

Loss of control/partial panel
 1 report (Be35)

Loss of control/dark night conditions
 1 report (Be19)

Loss of Control/Engine-Out Instruction
 1 report (Be55)


IMPACT-RELATED MISHAP ON LANDING   (22 reports; 8% of the total)

Hard landing
 7 reports (Be19; three Be23s; Be24; Be36; Be45)

Landed long/overran runway
 7 reports (Be23; Be35; Be36; two Be55s; two Be58s)

Impact with object/animal during normal landing
 4 reports (Be23; Be24; Be36; Be55)

Landed short
 3 reports (Be36; two Be58s)

Prop strike on landing
 1 report (Be35)


MISCELLANEOUS CAUSES   (22 reports; 8% of the total)

Struck by taxiing or landing aircraft
 8 reports (Be18; Be23; two Be35s; Be36; Be58; two Be60s)

Taxied into object/other aircraft
 5 reports (two Be23s; Be33; two Be35s)

Gear collapse/gear failure on landing (fixed gear)
 2 reports (both Be23s)

Bird strike
 2 reports (Be35; Be58)

Blown tire on landing
 2 reports (both Be55s)

Wheel came off during taxi/landing
 1 report (Be50)

Midair collision
 1 report (Be36)

 1 report (Be55)


ATTEMPTED VISUAL FLIGHT INTO IMC   (8 reports; 3% of the total)

Visual flight into IMC
 8 reports (Be33; four Be35s; two Be36s; Be58)


IMPACT-RELATED MISHAP ON TAKEOFF   (8 reports; 3% of the total)

Impact with surface/object/animal during normal takeoff
 4 reports (Be18; Be23; Be33; Be36)

Impact with object/ground on go-around/missed approach
 4 reports (two Be23s; Be35; Be36)  



STALL/SPIN   (6 reports; 2% of the total)

Stall on or maneuvering for landing
 4 reports (Be23; Be35; two Be58s)

Stall on takeoff
 2 reports (Be35; Be55)


AIRFRAME ICE   (3 reports; 1% of the total)

Airframe ice
 3 reports (Be36; Be58; Be60)


ELECTRICAL FAILURE/FIRE  (2 reports; 1% of the total)

Electrical fire
 2 reports (both Be58s)


TAIL FLUTTER/VIBRATION   (2 reports; 1% of the total)

Tail flutter/Vibration
 2 reports (both Be35s)


CONTROLLED FLIGHT INTO TERRAIN   (1 report; 1% of the total)

Collision with objects during low-level flight
 1 report (Be35)




For educational purposes only.  All causes determinations as by FAA or NTSB sources unless informed reports suggest otherwise. 


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