NTSB Identification: MIA89LA074.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 38493.
Accident occurred Friday, January 27, 1989 in PANACEA, FL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 01/31/1991
Aircraft: BEECH G-35, registration: N4506D
Injuries: 4 Minor.

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 INSTRUMENT RATED PILOT STATED THAT HE RECEIVED A WEATHER BRIEFING. NO RECORD OF A BRIEFING WAS LOCATED. HE THEN STATED THAT HE DROVE THE SOD RUNWAY IN A CAR AND NOTED THE VISIBILITY TO BE ABOUT 1/2 MILE. DURING TAKEOFF HE STATED THAT THE AIRCRAFT ENTERED A FOG BANK AT ABOUT 10 FT AND HE LOST CONTROL OF THE AIRCRAFT AND CRASHED INTO TREES AT THE LEFT SIDE OF THE RUNWAY.

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

PILOTS LOSS OF CONTROL WHEN ENTERING THE FOG BANK DURING THE TAKEOFF, DUE TO SPATIAL DISORIENTATION.

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