NTSB Identification: CHI96LA057.
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Accident occurred Friday, December 22, 1995 in MINNEAPOLIS, MN
Probable Cause Approval Date: 04/01/1996
Aircraft: BEECH 58, registration: N222RB
Injuries: 4 Uninjured.

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DURING THE VOR RUNWAY 36 APPROACH WITH A CIRCLE TO LAND RUNWAY 27L, THE AIRPLANE BEGAN PICKING UP MODERATE ICING. THE PILOT HELD HIGH AIRSPEED AND MADE A LOW STEEP LEFT BANK TURN FOR RUNWAY 27L WITH NO FLAPS USED FOR FEAR OF A TAIL STALL. THE AIRPLANE EXPERIENCED A STRONG AIRFRAME BUFFET AND LANDED SHORT OF THE RUNWAY 27L. INSPECTION OF THE AIRPLANE AFTER THE ACCIDENT REVEALED 1/2 INCH OF ICE ON THE WINGS AND TAIL SURFACE.

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

the pilot-in-command's abrupt maneuvering during the circling approach. The factors involved were the airframe ice and fog.

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