NTSB Identification: ATL87FA187.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 34966.
Accident occurred Thursday, June 25, 1987 in AUGUSTA, GA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 02/24/1989
Aircraft: BEECH V35A, registration: N2334A
Injuries: 1 Fatal,1 Serious.

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 CTCD APCH CTL FOR RADAR SVC & WX INFO. THE DESTN ARPT HAD HVY RAIN & THUNDERSTORM ACTIVITY, BUT THE PLT RPRTD HE HAD THE ARPT IN SIGHT. RADAR SVC WAS TERMINATED & THE PLT BEGAN A VISUAL APCH. WITNESSES RPRTD THE VISIBILITY DROPPED TO 1/2 MI IN HVY RAIN. THEY SAW THE ACFT LAND LONG & 'A LITTLE FAST' & SAID IT SEEMED TO FISHTAIL & WAS NOT DECELERATING SUFFICIENTLY. SUBSEQUENTLY, THE PLT INITIATED A GO-AROUND, BUT THE ACFT HIT THE TOP RAIL OF A CHAIN LINK FENCE, THEN IT STRUCK SVRL TREES & CRASHED. NO PREIMPACT MECHANICAL MALFUNCTION OR FAILURE OF THE ACFT OR ENG WAS FOUND. BOTH MAIN TIRES HAD SIGNATURES OF REVERTED RUBBER.

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

GO-AROUND..DELAYED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

PROPER TOUCHDOWN POINT..NOT OBTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..THUNDERSTORM


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..RAIN


Contributing Factors

AIRPORT FACILITIES,RUNWAY/LANDING AREA CONDITION..WET


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AIRCRAFT PERFORMANCE,HYDROPLANING CONDITION..WATER


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..UNFAVORABLE WIND


Contributing Factors

FLIGHT INTO KNOWN ADVERSE WEATHER..CONTINUED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..FENCE


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)

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