NTSB Identification: MKC89LA042.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 37577.
Accident occurred Monday, December 19, 1988 in ELKHART, KS
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/25/1989
Aircraft: BEECH 58, registration: N18434
Injuries: 4 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 TO LAND IN STRONG CROSSWIND CONDITIONS, THE PLT LOST DIRECTIONAL CONTROL. THE ACFT VEERED OFF THE RUNWAY AND WAS SUBSTANTIALLY DAMAGED. THE WINDS WERE GUSTING OVER 40 KNOTS, WITH OCCASIONAL GUSTS OF 60 KNOTS.

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

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

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

COMPENSATION FOR WIND CONDITIONS..NOT POSSIBLE

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

AIRCRAFT PERFORMANCE,LANDING CAPABILITY..EXCEEDED


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CROSSWIND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..GUSTS


Contributing Factors

GROUND LOOP/SWERVE..UNCONTROLLED

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