NTSB Identification: LAX89LA210.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 38738.
Nonscheduled 14 CFR
Accident occurred Wednesday, May 31, 1989 in TUBA CITY, AZ
Probable Cause Approval Date: 05/22/1990
Aircraft: BEECH E-90, registration: N987GM
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.
THE PILOT STATED THAT 15 MINUTES PRIOR TO ARRIVAL HE NOTIFIED THE HOSPITAL AND ASKED THEM TO CHECK THE RUNWAY. AS HE ENTERED DOWNWIND SECURITY ADVISED HIM OF ANIMALS ON THE RUNWAY SO HE CIRCLED UNTIL THEY CALLED BACK STATING IT WAS CLEAR. JUST AS THE AIRPLANE WAS TOUCHING DOWN, TWO HORSES BEGAN TO CROSS THE RUNWAY. THE PILOT ATTEMPTED TO GO-AROUND; HOWEVER, THE AIRPLANE CONTACTED BOTH ANIMALS AND THE PILOT ELECTED TO ABORT THE GO-AROUND. THE LEFT MAIN LANDING GEAR COLLAPSED AND THE AIRPLANE SLID TO A STOP. A POST CRASH FIRE IGNITED AND WAS EXTINGUISHED SHORTLY THEREAFTER. THE LANDING WAS BEING MADE DURING DARK NIGHT CONDITIONS.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be: THAT GROUND PERSONNEL DID NOT PROPERLY CLEAR THE RUNWAY OF ANIMALS PRIOR TO REPORTING TO THE PILOT THAT IT WAS CLEAR TO LAND.
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