NTSB Identification: FTW96LA123.
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Nonscheduled 14 CFR
Accident occurred Wednesday, February 21, 1996 in DALLAS, TX
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/04/1996
Aircraft: Beech 95-C55, registration: N4825J
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

The pilot reported that he was unable to lower the flaps. He elected to land on runway 35, which was 3801' in length, although a 6451' runway (runway 31) was available. During the landing, the airplane touched down approximately one third of the way down the runway with a high ground speed. To avoid an overrun, he attempted to turn off at the end of the runway onto a taxiway. During the turn, the airplane skidded, and the main landing gear collapsed. The flap motor was tested and found to be inoperative. The pilot stated that when he exited the airplane, he noticed a 10 to15 knot tailwind.

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

failure of the pilot to use a more favorable runway, and his failure to go-around, when he realized the airplane would not touch down at the proper touchdown point. Factors relating to the accident were: the inoperative flap motor, failure of the pilot to obtain proper wind information, the tailwind, and failure of the pilot to attain the proper touchdown point during the landing.

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