NTSB Identification: MKC87LA065.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 33271.
Accident occurred Tuesday, March 24, 1987 in HOUSTON, MO
Probable Cause Approval Date: 05/02/1988
Aircraft: BEECH BE-58, registration: N38077
Injuries: 2 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 AIRPLANE WAS ON AN IFR FLIGHT PLAN AND FIVE MILES FROM THE AIRPORT, THE AIRPLANE BROKE OUT OF THE CLOUDS AND PROCEEDED VFR TO THE AIRPORT. IT WAS A DARK NIGHT AND LIGHT RAIN WAS FALLING. THE PILOT STATED HE FLEW OVER THE AIRPORT TWICE LOOKING FOR A WIND DIRECTION INDICATOR BUT COULD NOT FIND ONE. HE ELECTED TO TOUCH DOWN ON THE END OF THE RUNWAY CLOSEST TO THE TOWN LIGHTS. HE LANDED DOWNWIND AND BY THE TIME HE FOUND OUT THE BRAKING ACTION WAS SO POOR, IT WAS TOO LATE TO MAKE A GO-AROUND AND TOO LATE TO STOP. HE WENT OFF THE END, CROSSED A ROAD, WENT THROUGH A POND AND STOPPED AGAINST SMALL TREES. A CITY OFFICIAL SAID THE RUNWAY IS LIGHTED BUT THE WINDSOCK AND WIND 'T' ARE NOT.

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

IN-FLIGHT PLANNING/DECISION..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..DARK NIGHT


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..ROUGH/UNEVEN


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..RAIN


Contributing Factors

AIRPORT FACILITIES,WIND DIRECTION INDICATOR..INADEQUATE


Contributing Factors

WIND INFORMATION..INADEQUATE..AIRPORT PERSONNEL


Contributing Factors

WIND INFORMATION..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WRONG RUNWAY..SELECTED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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