Aircraft Make: BEECH
Aircraft Model: 35
Event Type: Incident
Highest Injury: None
Flight Phase: TAKEOFF (TOF)
FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA Atlanta FSDO-11
AIRCRAFT ON DEPARTURE, GEAR COLLAPSED, BLYTHE, GA
AIRCRAFT: 1959 Beechcraft K35, N5320E, serial number D-5815
ENGINE(S) - M&M, S/N: Continental OA470-C, serial number 87903-70-CR (250HP)
PROPELLER(S) – M&M, S/N: Beech 278-205-25, serial number 416
APPROXIMATE TOTAL HOURS (estimated TT & TSMO from logbooks or other information):
ENGINE(S): TSMO = 1465.0
PROPELLER(S): Not available
AIRFRAME: TTAF = 5413
OTHER EQUIPMENT: KMA 24; KLN 90B; 2 KC155’s; KT76; AM/FM radio; G/S; CDI
DESCRIPTION OF ACCIDENT: Prop strike on takeoff due to nose gear collapse, failure of brace assembly.
DESCRIPTION OF DAMAGES: Nos gear brace, prop strike, engine stoppage, lower cowling and airbox have damage, nose gear doors damaged.
LOCATION OF AIRCRAFT: private hangar at Blythe, Georgia / Airport 61GA.
REMARKS: Good paint, nice interior. Dual yokes, Field adjuster has logbooks.
SALVAGE BID: http://www.avclaims.com/N5320E.htm