NTSB Identification: DEN87FA042.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 33247.
Nonscheduled 14 CFR
Accident occurred Wednesday, January 07, 1987 in MILES CITY, MT
Probable Cause Approval Date: 05/02/1988
Aircraft: AERO COMMANDER 690A, registration: N57133
Injuries: 1 Serious,1 Minor,4 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators either traveled in support of this investigation or conducted a significant amount of investigative work without any travel, and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

THE PLT OF THE NONSCHEDULED DOMESTIC PAX AIR TAXI FLT WAS FLYING THE VOR/DME RWY 22 APCH TO WILEY FIELD, MILES CITY, MT. THE PLT SAID HE TURNED ON THE AUTOPILOT AND AFTER TURNING INBOUND FROM THE PROCEDURE TURN TOWARDS THE FAF HE ENGAGED THE APCH MODE. AFTER CROSSING THE FAF THE PLT DESCENDED TO MDA AND ENGAGED THE ALT HOLD MODE. WHEN HE REACHED THE MAP THE PLT STARTED TO MAKE A MISSED APCH BUT A PAX, SEATED NEXT TO HIM IN THE COPILOT'S SEAT, REPORTED THE RWY IN SIGHT. THE PLT SAID HE SAW THE RWY AND RETARDED THE THROTTLES IN ORDER TO DESCEND FOR LANDING. THE ACFT NOSE PITCHED UP ABRUPTLY, THE ACFT STALLED, AND MUSHED TO THE GROUND. THE ACFT HIT HARD AND SKIDDED OFF THE RWY.

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

STALL/MUSH..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

AUTOPILOT..IMPROPER USE OF..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

THROTTLE/POWER CONTROL..REDUCED..PILOT IN COMMAND




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