Departed Runway, Struck A Moving Vehicle, Pilot OK
Things happen fast upon landing but a stuck throttle is one of
those "what the heck" moments that requires fast and immediate
reaction as the end of the runway approaches. 'Mixture/Mags/Master'
is a good place to start, but in this case, whatever measures that
might have been taken apparently occurred too late to keep the bird
on the runway and out of harm's way. DO check throttle response,
for a number of reasons, throughout an approach and landing
NTSB Identification: ERA10LA376
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Monday, July 26, 2010 in Philadelphia, MS
Aircraft: BEECH K35, registration: N6035E
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.
This is preliminary information, subject to change, and may
contain errors. Any errors in this report will be corrected when
the final report has been completed.
On July 26, 2010, about 1420 central daylight time, a Beech
K35, N6035E, was substantially damaged while landing at Barrett
Field, Philadelphia, Mississippi. The certificated commercial pilot
was not injured. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and a
visual flight rules flight plan had been filed for the flight that
departed Monroe County Airport, Aberdeen, Mississippi. The personal
flight was conducted under Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations
According to a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) inspector,
the pilot reported that the airplane was landing on runway 6, a
4,000-foot-long, by 70-foot-wide, asphalt runway, when he
experienced a "stuck throttle." The airplane departed the end of
the runway, and struck a moving vehicle, before coming to rest on a
road. Both wings, the fuselage, and nose gear were substantially
Initial examination of the wreckage, which included the throttle
control, by an FAA inspector did not reveal evidence of any
mechanical malfunctions. The inspector noted tire marks which
extended about 1,200 feet from the accident site, onto the runway.
The airplane will be examined further at a later date.
The pilot reported 10,100 hours of total flight experience, on
his most recent application for an FAA first-class medical
certificate, which was issued on March 6, 2010.
Winds reported at an airport located about 30 miles southeast of
the accident site, at 1356, were from 180 degrees at 5 knots.