NTSB Identification: ATL87IA114.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 33424.
Incident occurred Thursday, April 16, 1987 in MYRTLE BEACH, SC
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/10/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA 340, registration: N25RF
Injuries: 3 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators used data provided by various sources and may not have traveled in support of this investigation to prepare this aircraft incident report.

PLT INITIATED AUTOPLT CLIMB FROM 12000 TO 16000 FT. PLT HEARD A LOUD SNAPPING NOISE. ACFT PITCHED UP AND EFFORTS OF BOTH FRONT SEAT OCCUPANTS WERE REQD TO KEEP NOSE DOWN. PLT STATED TRIM STUCK IN FULL NOSE UP POSITION. PLT STATED THAT WHEN THE ACFT APPROACHED RWY FOR LDG, HE REDUCED PWR AND ACFT TOUCHED DOWN SHORT. THE NOSE AND RIGHT MAIN GEAR COLLAPSED. TESTING SHOWED ELECTRICAL OUTPUT TO AUTOPILOT ERRATIC.

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

AUTOPILOT/FLIGHT DIRECTOR,TRANSMITTER(AUTOPILOT)..ERRATIC

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

AIRSPEED..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

FLARE..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

MAINTENANCE..INADEQUATE..COMPANY/OPERATOR MANAGEMENT

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

DISTANCE..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND




Contributing Factors

EMERGENCY PROCEDURE..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE IN KIND OF AIRCRAFT..PILOT IN COMMAND

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