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Last updated: 27 November 2021
Date:Friday 16 May 1986
Type:Silhouette image of generic BE99 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Beechcraft C99 Commuter
Operator:Centennial Airlines
Registration: N6728J
MSN: U-217
First flight: 1983
Total airframe hrs:5008
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 7
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 9
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Laramie-General Brees Field, WY (LAR) (   United States of America)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Denver International Airport, CO (DEN/KDEN), United States of America
Destination airport:Laramie-General Brees Field, WY (LAR/KLAR), United States of America
A Beechcraft 99C operated by Centennial Airlines sustained substantial damaged in landing accident at Laramie, WY.
During the en route and approach for landing portions of the flight the aircraft picked up a moderate to heavy load of ice. During the landing flare the aircraft stalled, hit the runway, bounced, veered off the runway, and struck a VASI lighting system. The left landing gear collapsed and the aircraft skidded to a stop.

Probable Cause:

Probable cause:
airspeed..uncontrolled..pilot in command
weather condition..icing conditions
stall..inadvertent..pilot in command
Contributing Factors:
weather condition..snow

Runway excursion



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Distance from Denver International Airport, CO to Laramie-General Brees Field, WY as the crow flies is 181 km (113 miles).

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