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FAA INCIDENT DATA SYSTEM REPORT


General Information

Data Source:                   FAA INCIDENT DATA SYSTEM
   Report Number:                 19990322021169G
   Local Date:                    03/22/1999
   Local Time:                    :    
   City:                          GRAND FORKS                        
   State:                         ND
   Airport Name:                  GRAND FORKS INTL                          
   Airport Id:                    GFK
   Event Type:                    INCIDENT - GENERAL AVIATION
   Mid Air Collision:             NOT A MIDAIR

Aircraft Information

Aircraft Damage:               MINOR
   Phase of Flight:               FINAL APPROACH
   Aircraft Make/Model:           BEECH BE-400-A                 
   Airframe Hours:                2612
   Operator Code:                     
   Operator:                                                              
   Owner Name:                                                  

Narrative

ON 3/22/99, A BE-400-A AIRCRAFT, N3196N, OWNED BY THE FIRST SECURITY 
   BANK NA TRUSTEE OF SALT LAKE CITY, OPERATED BY THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH 
   DAKOTA AT GRAND FORKS, AND FLOWN BY DAVID G. VANGSNES SUSTAINED MINOR 
   DAMAGE TO THE VENTRAL FIN. THE DAMAGE WAS DESCOVERED DURING A POST 
   FLIGHT WALK AROUND INSPECTION AND WAS REPORTED TO MR. VANGSNES BY ONE 
   OF THE TWO STUDENTS THAT HAD BEEN RECEIVING INSTRUCTION IN THE 
   AIRCRAFT. COMPRESSION BUCKLING TO THE FIN WAS EVIDENT WITH TWO 1" TEARS 
   ON BOTH SIDES. AN INTERVIEW WITH THE PILOT DETERMINED THAT ONE PROBABLE 
   DAMAGE SCENERIO OCCURRED DURING A NO FLAP APPROACH WHEN THE STICK 
   SHAKER WAS ACTIVATED PRIOR TO TOUCHDOWN. NO DAMAGE WAS SUSPECTED 
   HOWEVER AND THE FLIGHT CONTINUED WITHOUT FURTHER INCIDENT. COUNSELING 
   WAS CONDUCTED WHICH INCLUDED IMPUT FROM AL PALMER, DIRECTOR OF FLIGHT 
   TRANING AT UND, FOR CLOSER MONITORING AIRSPEEDS, SINK RATES AND PITCH 
   ATTITUDES WITH EMPHASIS ON EARLIER DETECTION AND GO-AROUNDS.   

Detail

Primary Flight Type:           INSTRUCTION
   Secondary Flight Type:         TRAINING
   Type of Operation:             GENERAL OPERATING RULES
   Registration Number:           3196N
   Total Aboard:                  2
   Fatalities:
   Injuries:
   Landing Gear:                  RETRACT TRICYCLE
   Aircraft Weight Class:         OVER 12500 LBS
   Engine Make:                         
   Engine Model:                               
   Engine Group:                        
   Number of Engines:             2
   Engine Type:                   

Environmental/Operations Information

Primary Flight Conditions:     VISUAL FLIGHT RULES
   Secondary Flight Conditions:   WEATHER NOT A FACTOR
   Wind Direction (deg):            
   Wind Speed (mph):                
   Visibility (mi):               
   Visibility Restrictions:       
   Light Condition:               
   Flight Plan Filed:             NONE
   Approach Type:                 

Pilot-in-Command

Pilot Certificates:            AIRLINE TRANSPORT PILOT FLIGHT INSTRUCTOR
   Pilot Rating:                  AIRPLANE SINGLE, MULTI-ENGINE LAND
   Pilot Qualification:           QUALIFIED

   Flight Time (Hours)

   Total Hours:                   5900
   Total in Make/Model:           541
   Total Last 90 Days:            147
   Total Last 90 Days Make/Model: