Accident: Beech 65-A90 King Air, N712DB, Ireland West Airport Knock, 22 August 2006: Report No 2007-010

SYNOPSIS

The aircraft took off at about 13.10 hrs UTC from Weston (EIWT) for Ireland West Airport Knock (EIKN) to practice flying instrument approaches.  The Pilot flew a manual instrument approach in daylight Instrument Meteorological Conditions (IMC) followed by an overshoot.  During the overshoot, at about 1,800 ft, the aircraft rolled to the right in excess of 90°.  The non-flying Pilot took control and initially attempted to recover.  He then decided to continue the roll to the right through 360°.  With a high power setting and an inverted nose down attitude, altitude was lost and speed rose rapidly.  In the recovery the aircraft was subjected to a gross over-speed with high G loading in avoiding ground contact.  The flight returned to EIWT where it landed safely. There were no injuries.  The aircraft, as a result of this event, is probably damaged beyond economic repair.

 

 

Occurrence Date: 
Tuesday, 22 August, 2006
Report Date: 
Thursday, 7 June, 2007