NTSB Identification: MKC88LA066.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 36554.
Accident occurred Sunday, March 20, 1988 in FULTON, MO
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/30/1989
Aircraft: BEECH 23, registration: N4704J
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.
WHILE ATTEMPTING A CROSSWIND LANDING, THE ACFT BEGAN TO PORPOISE AND VEERED OFF THE RUNWAY. THE LEFT LDG GEAR FAILED AND THE WHEEL STRUCK THE AFT SECTION OF THE FUSELAGE, THEN THE HORIZONTAL STABILATOR. THE PIC THEN APPLIED FULL POWER, BECAME AIRBORNE AND ATTEMPTED TO REPOSITION FOR A LANDING ON ANOTHER RUNWAY. HE SAID THE AIRCRAFT WAS NOT FLYING PROPERLY, AND AFTER ABOUT 270 DEGREES OF TURN BELOW TREE TOP LEVEL, HE LANDED IN A CORN FIELD ADJACENT TO THE AIRPORT PROPERTY. NEITHER PIC OR PAX SUFFERED ANY INJURIES, AND THE ACFT WAS SUBSTANTIALLY DAMAGED.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:RECOVERY FROM BOUNCED LANDING..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND
COMPENSATION FOR WIND CONDITIONS..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND
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