NTSB Identification: CHI01FA017.
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Accident occurred Thursday, October 19, 2000 in HOMER, NE
Probable Cause Approval Date: 04/18/2003
Aircraft: Beech 95-C55, registration: N782B
Injuries: 2 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 airplane was destroyed following an uncontrolled descent, and impact with terrain. A witness said that he heard sounds like stall and recovery sounds where power was reduced and power was added. He stated that he observed the airplane fly in stair step like maneuver. He said that during the last step, he observed the airplane in a flat attitude. He estimated that he observed the airplane there to be about 150 to 200 yards above the ground. He stated he saw the airplane in a counter clockwise spin with a nose down attitude. He said that he did not hear any sounds during the airplane's spiral. The instructor pilot had given 5.2 hours of dual instruction since he obtained his multi-engine flight instructor certificate. An on-scene investigation revealed the landing gear selector was down and the landing gear actuator was extended. The flap actuator was found extended to 15 degrees. Control continuity was established to all flight control surfaces. Control continuity was established to both engines. A thumb compression was found at all cylinders of both engines. All magnetos produced spark. Removed spark plugs were gray in color with a carbon colored coating. Both propellers exhibited an aft bend on one of their blades. The propellers exhibited chordwise abrasion. All four fuel tanks were found compromised. No preimpact anomalies were found.

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

The inadequate remedial action the flightcrew had during the stall recovery maneuver and the flight instructor's inadequate supervision. A factor was the intentional stall the flightcrew was performing.

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