NTSB Identification: SEA88LA102.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 36032.
Accident occurred Saturday, May 28, 1988 in RENO, NV
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/13/1989
Aircraft: BEECH B55, registration: N8567M
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.

THE PILOT WAS ATTEMPTING TO LAND ON RUNWAY 25 WITH WINDS FROM 290 DEGREES AT 17 KNOTS. JUST PRIOR TO FLARE, THE AIRCRAFT ENCOUNTERED A GUST OF WIND. THE PILOT LOST CONTROL OF THE AIRCRAFT AND LANDED HARD ON THE RIGHT MAIN GEAR. THE RIGHT STRUT, WHEEL AND WHEEL WELL DOOR SEPARATED FROM THE AIRCRAFT. THE AIRCRAFT THEN CAME TO REST TO THE RIGHT OF THE RUNWAY IN THE DIRT.

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

FLARE..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LANDING GEAR,MAIN GEAR..OVERLOAD


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CROSSWIND



Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..GUSTS

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