NTSB Identification: LAX95FA249.
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Accident occurred Wednesday, July 12, 1995 in HANFORD, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 04/01/1996
Aircraft: BEECH A-36, registration: N6057U
Injuries: 2 Fatal.
NTSB investigators either traveled in support of this investigation or conducted a significant amount of investigative work without any travel, and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.
RADAR DATA SHOWS THE AIRPLANE IN NORMAL CRUISING FLIGHT UNTIL ABOUT 2 MINUTES BEFORE THE ACCIDENT, WHEN IT ENTERED INTO A GRADUAL DESCENT. THE DESCENT CONTINUED TO INCREASE TO A HIGH VERTICAL SPEED. THE LAST FOUR RADAR TARGETS SHOWED THAT THE AIRPLANE DESCENT EXCEEDED 3,400 FEET/MINUTE; THE LAST TWO RADAR TARGETS SHOWED THAT THE AIRPLANE DESCENT EXCEEDED 7,500 FEET/MINUTE. EXAMINATION OF THE WRECKAGE SHOWED THAT THE HORIZONTAL STABILIZERS INITIALLY SEPARATED, FOLLOWED BY BOTH WINGS.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be: UNDETERMINED. Full narrative available
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