NTSB Identification: ATL94FA007.
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Accident occurred Friday, October 22, 1993 in CARROLLTON, GA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/20/1994
Aircraft: BEECH S-35, registration: N8688Q
Injuries: 4 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.

THE FLIGHT WAS ISSUED THE LOCAL WEATHER AND CLEARED FOR THE LOCALIZER APPROACH. THE PILOT WAS INSTRUCTED TO CONTACT UNICOM FOR AIRPORT ADVISORIES; NO UNICOM RADIO CONTACT WAS ESTABLISHED. EYEWITNESSES OBSERVED THE AIRPLANE AS IT DESCENDED OUT OF THE 400 FOOT CLOUD LAYER, ABOUT 3/4 DOWN THE RUNWAY, WITH THE AIRPLANE IN A LANDING CONFIGURATION (FLAPS AND LANDING GEAR EXTENDED). AT APPROXIMATELY THE SAME TIME, THE PILOT REPORTED A MISSED APPROACH TO APPROACH CONTROL. THE PILOT WAS INSTRUCTED TO CLIMB TO 3000 FEET THEN TURN LEFT TO 280 DEGREES; THE PILOT ACKNOWLEDGED THE INSTRUCTIONS. EYEWITNESSES SAW THE AIRPLANE IN A LEFT CLIMBING TURN WHICH CONTINUED UNTIL IT STALLED. THE AIRPLANE COLLIDED WITH THE GROUND IN A NOSE LOW ATTITUDE 1/4 MILE WEST OF THE AIRPORT. THE WRECKAGE EXAMINATION FAILED TO DISCLOSE A MECHANICAL PROBLEM.

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

WAS THE PILOT'S FAILURE TO MAINTAIN CONTROL OF THE AIRPLANE DURING A MISSED APPROACH WHICH RESULTED IN A STALL. A FACTOR WAS THE PILOT'S FAILURE TO FOLLOW IFR PROCEDURES.

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