NTSB Identification: MIA88FA224.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 37586.
Accident occurred Sunday, July 17, 1988 in DESTIN, FL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/25/1989
Aircraft: BEECH 95, registration: N669Q
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.

PLT REPORTED ARPT IN SIGHT AND WAS CLEARED FOR VISUAL APPROACH. WITNESSES REPORTED SEEING ACFT ON LEFT DOWNWIND & SAID IT FLEW INTO A THUNDERSHOWER. THE FLT WAS NOT HEARD FROM AGAIN. THE ACFT'S WRECKAGE WAS FOUND IN THE BAY 1 1/4 MILES NORTH OF THE RUNWAY. EXAMINATION INDICATED THE ACFT STRUCK THE WATER LEFT WING LOW. NO EVIDENCE WAS NOTED TO INDICATE ACFT, FLT CONTROL, OR ENGINE MALFUNCTION. RADAR PHOTOS INDICATED A LEVEL 3 THUNDERSHOWER AT THE CRASH SITE AT THE TIME OF THE ACCIDENT.

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

ALTITUDE..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

FLIGHT INTO KNOWN ADVERSE WEATHER..PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..THUNDERSTORM,LEVEL III

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