Preliminary Accident Reports

October 2005 Issue

July 2, 2005, East Hampton, N.Y. / Beech C33A Debonair

At about 1430 Eastern time, the airplane was substantially damaged when it landed short of the runway at the East Hampton Airport (HTO). The Commercial pilot/owner and passenger were not injured; visual conditions prevailed. According to the pilot, he was aiming to land on the “numbers” but, while on short final, the airplane’s sink rate increased. The airplane landed “a few feet” short of the runway. Reported weather included winds from 180 degrees at six knots....

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