NTSB Identification: BFO87LA015.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 34254.
Accident occurred Saturday, January 17, 1987 in LYNCHBURG, VA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/07/1988
Aircraft: ROCKWELL 500S, registration: N717AM
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.

AFTER LEAVING CLOUDS ABOUT 4500 FEET MSL, THE PIC MADE A VISUAL APPROACH TO RUNWAY 03 AT LYNCHBURG MUNICIPAL. ON SHORT FINAL THE COPILOT STATED THAT HE NOTICED WHAT SEEMED TO BE A GRADUAL INCREASE IN PITCH ATTITUDE WHILE THE AIRCRAFT WAS STILL TOO HIGH OFF THE RUNWAY. HE MENTIONED THIS TO THE PIC; HOWEVER, THE AIRCRAFT DESCENDED RAPIDLY AND CONTACTED THE RUNWAY, COLLAPSING THE LEFT MAIN GEAR. THE AIRCRAFT SLID A SHORT DISTANCE ON THE RUNWAY.

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

AIRSPEED..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

PROPER DESCENT RATE..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

CREW/GROUP COORDINATION..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..DARK NIGHT

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