NTSB Identification: DEN91LA099.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 43423.
Accident occurred Friday, July 12, 1991 in WATKINS, CO
Probable Cause Approval Date: 05/05/1993
Aircraft: BEECH 95-B55, registration: N711VL
Injuries: 3 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 PRIVATE PILOT AND THE INSTRUCTOR PILOT HAD BEEN PRACTICING VARIOUS TYPES OF TAKEOFFS AND LANDINGS. UPON TOUCHDOWN, THE AIRPLANE VEERED TO THE RIGHT AND DEPARTED THE RUNWAY. THE RIGHT WING DROPPED AND THE PROPELLER STRUCK THE GROUND. THE AIRPLANE THEN COLLIDED WITH A TAXIWAY SIGN AND THE RIGHT MAIN LANDING GEAR COLLAPSED. POSTACCIDENT EXAMINATION DISCLOSED THE RIGHT MAIN TIRE HAD BLOWN.

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

A BLOWN TIRE AND BOTH PILOTS' FAILURE TO MAINTAIN DIRECTIONAL CONTROL.

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