NTSB Identification: SEA89LA031.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 37592.
Nonscheduled 14 CFR
Accident occurred Saturday, December 24, 1988 in SPOKANE, WA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/25/1989
Aircraft: BEECH 99A, registration: N4954W
Injuries: 1 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.
ACFT WAS LEFT OVERNIGHT IN HEAVY PRECIP. PLT FAILED TO ENSURE FUSELAGE DRAINS WERE CLEAR AND WATER ACCUMULATION DRAINED BEFORE DEPARTING INTO BELOW FREEZING FLIGHT TEMPS. ON LNDG AT DEST, PLT UNABLE TO ACHIEVE FLARE, RESULTING IN HARD LNDG. INVESTIGATION REVEALED ELEVATOR CABLES AND PULLEYS FROZEN IN SOLID BLOCK OF ICE AT FUSELAGE LOW POINT.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:FLT CONTROL SYST,ELEVATOR CONTROL..FROZEN
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:AIRCRAFT PREFLIGHT..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND
WEATHER CONDITION..TEMPERATURE EXTREMES
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