NTSB Identification: BFO91LA085.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 44176.
Accident occurred Friday, September 27, 1991 in CHESWOLD, DE
Probable Cause Approval Date: 01/22/1993
Aircraft: BEECH 35, registration: N2957V
Injuries: 1 Minor.

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 MADE A HARD LANDING IN A 20 DEGREE RIGHT CRAB VERY NEAR THE APPROACH END OF RUNWAY 27. AS THE AIRPLANE TOUCHED DOWN, THE RIGHT GEAR BROKE AWAY. AFTER CONTINUINING ABOUT 150 FEET DOWN THE RUNWAY, THE AIRPLANE VEERED TO THE RIGHT AND STRUCK A SMALL DRAINAGE DITCH ABOUT 20 FEET TO THE NORTH OF THE RUNWAY.

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

THE PILOT'S FAILURE TO ARREST AN EXCESSIVE SINK RATE AND CRAB ANGLE WHILE LANDING HIS AIRCRAFT.

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