NTSB Identification: SEA89FA015.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 38639.
Accident occurred Wednesday, November 02, 1988 in ELKO, NV
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/04/1992
Aircraft: BEECH 65, registration: N9AG
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.

APPROX 10 MIN AFTER T/O, THE PILOT STATED HE WAS RETURNING TO LAND DUE TO A PROBLEM. ON FINAL THE ACFT ROLLED INVERTED AND DESCENDED NOSE DOWN INTO A RESIDENCE. ENGINE EXAM REVEALED A FAILED SUPERCHARGER INTERMEDIATE DRIVE SHAFT GEAR RESULTING IN LOSS OF SUPERCHARGER ON THE RT ENGINE. THE ACFT WAS APPROX 300 LBS OVER MAX GROSS WEIGHT. THE LNDG GEAR WAS DOWN AND THE FLAPS WERE EXTENDED APPROX 20 DEGREES. THE LEFT THROTTLE WAS FOUND IN THE FULL FORWARD (HIGH POWER) POSITION. THE RT PROP CONTROL WAS IN FULL DECREASE RPM, HIGH PITCH AND THE RT ENG MAG SWITCHES WERE OFF. WITNESSES HAD OBSERVED THE ACFT DESCEND TO BELOW TRAFFIC PATTERN ALT. AT APPROX 200 FT AGL A LOUD ENG NOISE WAS HEARD AND THE SLOW FLYING ACFT PITCHED UP, ROLLED RT AND DESCENDED VERTICALLY ABOUT 1/2 MILE FROM THE ARPT. THE PLT HAD NOT DECLARED AN EMERGENCY OR DEFINED HIS PROBLEM. THE PLT'S LAST RECORDED FLT IN THE BE-65 WAS IN FEB 1988. THERE WAS NO RECORD OF A CHECK-OUT OR FLIGHT TRAINING IN THE ACFT.

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

IN-FLIGHT PLANNING/DECISION..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

AIRSPEED(VMC)..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

ACCESSORY DRIVE ASSY,DRIVE GEAR..WORN


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..GUSTS



Contributing Factors

EXHAUST SYSTEM,TURBOCHARGER..FAILURE,TOTAL


Contributing Factors

INADEQUATE TRAINING(EMERGENCY PROCEDURE(S))..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LACK OF RECENT EXPERIENCE IN TYPE OF AIRCRAFT..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

AIRCRAFT WEIGHT AND BALANCE..EXCEEDED..COMPANY/OPERATOR MANAGEMENT

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