Preliminary Accident Reports

May 2007 Issue

March 11, 2007, Fredericksburg, Va., Beech C23

According to the pilot, during his initial attempt to land on a 2999-foot runway, the airplane was "too high and too hot," so he executed a go-around. After completing a subsequent traffic pattern, the pilot crossed the runway threshold at 75 feet and 90 mph airspeed. The airplane touched down within the first 1000 feet of the runway, bounced and floated another 500 feet before touching down again around the runway’s mid-point.

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