NTSB Identification: CHI90LA206.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 41670.
Accident occurred Friday, July 27, 1990 in OELWEIN, IA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/15/1992
Aircraft: BEECH D17S, registration: N480
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.
WHILE ON A VFR CROSS-COUNTRY FLIGHT, THE COMMERCIAL PILOT SAID THAT HE ENCOUNTERED UNFAVORABLE WEATHER CONDITIONS, AND MADE A 180 DEGREE TURN TO RETURN TO THE NEAREST AIRPORT AND LAND. DURING THE LANDING ROLL, IN A TAIL WHEEL CONFIGURED ACFT, HE NOTICED ANOTHER ACFT ON THE RUNWAY, ABOUT 1000 FEET AHEAD. HE SAID THAT HE FELT HE COULD STOP, BUT VEERED TO THE LEFT FOR ADDITIONAL CLEARANCE, IF HE WERE UNABLE TO STOP ON THE WET RUNWAY. THE ACFT VEERED OFF THE HARD SURFACED RUNAWAY, INTO SOFT, MUDDY TERRAIN, AND OVERTURNED.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be: INADEQUATE VISUAL OUTLOOK BY THE PILOT IN COMMAND.
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