NTSB Identification: MIA92LA019.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 45643.
Accident occurred Wednesday, October 30, 1991 in FORT LAUDERDALE, FL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 04/27/1993
Aircraft: BEECH C-45H, registration: N6640R
Injuries: 5 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.
TWO PAX STATED THAT THE FLT ENCOUNTERED TURBULENCE DURING THE APCH. THE ACFT LANDED HARD & THE LT MAIN LANDING GEAR COLLAPSED. THE ACFT THEN YAWED TO THE LT & THE NOSE & RT MAIN LANDING GEARS COLLAPSED DUE TO THE SIDELOAD. EXAM OF THE LT MAIN LANDING GEAR ASSY REVEALED THAT THE WALKING BEAM FAILED DUE TO OVERSTRESS WHICH ALLOWED THE GEAR TO COLLAPSE. EXAM OF THE ACFT REVEALED THAT THE RT ENG SEPARATED IN A DOWNWARD DIRECTION. THE LT ENG WAS PARTIALLY ATTACHED BUT DEFLECTED IN A DOWNWARD DIRECTION.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be: HARD LANDING DUE TO FAILURE OF THE PILOT-IN-COMMAND TO MAINTAIN THE PROPER DESCENT RATE. CONTRIBUTING TO THE ACCIDENT WAS THE TURBULENCE ENCOUNTERED DURING THE APCH.
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