NTSB Identification: CHI88LA058.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 35304.
Accident occurred Wednesday, February 03, 1988 in PONTIAC, MI
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/30/1989
Aircraft: BEECH A36, registration: N383SP
Injuries: 2 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.

PILOT WAS ATTEMPTING TO LAND ON THE VERY END OF SNOWCOVERED 6200 FT RUNWAY BECAUSE OF REPORTED POOR BRAKING ACTION. AIRCRAFT TOUCHED DOWN 150 FEET SHORT OF THE RUNWAY THRESHOLD, COLLAPSING NOSEGEAR AND CAUSING SUBSTANTIAL DAMAGE TO ENGINE MOUNT.

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

PROPER GLIDEPATH..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

PROPER TOUCHDOWN POINT..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND




Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..ROUGH/UNEVEN


Contributing Factors

DIVERTED ATTENTION..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..SNOW


Contributing Factors

LANDING GEAR,NOSE GEAR..OVERLOAD


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..DARK NIGHT

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