NTSB Identification: LAX95LA275.
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Accident occurred Saturday, July 29, 1995 in ELKO, NV
Probable Cause Approval Date: 02/27/1996
Aircraft: BEECH P35, registration: N9599Y
Injuries: 1 Fatal.

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THE CROSS-COUNTRY PILOT WAS CLEARED TO LAND ON RUNWAY 12, WITH THE WINDS REPORTED TO BE FROM 190 TO 230 DEGREES AT 35 KNOTS. THE PILOT WAS OBSERVED TO BE LANDING TOO LONG AND HE STATED HE WAS GOING AROUND. GROUND WITNESSES OBSERVED THE AIRCRAFT BEGIN A TURN TO THE LEFT, FLYING AT A SLOW AIRSPEED AND AT A LOW ALTITUDE, WITH THE WINGS ROCKING BACK AND FORTH. THEY THEN SAW THE AIRCRAFT STALL AND DESCEND NOSE FIRST INTO THE GROUND. THE OTHER RUNWAY (05/23) THAT WAS MORE FAVORABLE FOR THE WIND CONDITIONS WAS CLOSED DUE TO CONSTRUCTION.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

the failure of the pilot to maintain airspeed in a turn during high wind conditions while executing a go-around at a low altitude, which resulted in an inadvertent stall and an uncontrolled descent into the ground.

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