NTSB Identification: SEA94LA022.
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Accident occurred Saturday, October 30, 1993 in BILLINGS, MT
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/13/1994
Aircraft: Beech A-35, registration: N575B
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

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WHILE ATTEMPTING TO LAND IN GUSTY CROSSWINDS, THE PILOT ALLOWED THE AIRSPEED TO BECOME LOW, AND THE AIRCRAFT LANDED HARD AND BOUNCED BACK INTO THE AIR. WHEN THE AIRCRAFT BOUNCED A SECOND TIME, THE PILOT ELECTED TO EXECUTE A GO-AROUND. DURING THE GO- AROUND, THE PILOT LOST DIRECTIONAL CONTROL AND IMPACTED THE TERRAIN.

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

THE PILOT'S FAILURE TO MAINTAIN DIRECTIONAL CONTROL DURING THE GO-AROUND. FACTORS INCLUDE PROPER AIRSPEED NOT BEING MAINTAINED, AND GUSTY CROSSWINDS.

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