NTSB Identification: CHI90LA045.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 39511.
Accident occurred Monday, December 18, 1989 in HARRISON, OH
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/25/1991
Aircraft: BEECH 58P, registration: N6036S
Injuries: 3 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 WHILE MAKING A NORMAL APPROACH TO THE RUNWAY, HE ALLOWED THE AIRCRAFT TO GET 'LOW AND SLOW.' THE AIRCRAFT IMPACTED THE GROUND ON A SLIGHT UPHILL SLOPE, ABOUT 10 FEET BEFORE THE APPROACH END OF THE RUNWAY, AND DAMAGED SOME RUNWAY LIGHTS AS IT CONTINUED UP ONTO THE RUNWAY. THE PILOT VEERED THE AIRCRAFT OFF THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE RUNWAY DELIBERATELY IN AN ATTEMPT TO 'REDUCE POSSIBILITY OF FIRE.' THE AIRCRAFT CAME TO REST WITH BOTH MAIN LANDING GEAR COLLAPSED APPROXIMATELY 40 FEET FROM THE RUNWAY.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be: THE PILOT MISJUDGED HIS DISTANCE, SPEED, AND ALTITUDE ON FINAL APPROACH AND FAILED TO ATTAIN THE PROPER TOUCHDOWN. FACTORS RELATED TO THE ACCIDENT WERE: UNEVEN (RISING) TERRAIN NEAR THE RUNWAY THRESHOLD AND THE RUNWAY LIGHT.
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