NTSB Identification: ATL87LA182.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 34100.
Accident occurred Tuesday, June 23, 1987 in JASPER, AL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 08/31/1988
Aircraft: BEECH B200, registration: N859DD
Injuries: 1 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 PLT OBTAINED A WEATHER BRIEFING FOR HIS PROPOSED FLT FROM BIRMINGHAM, AL TO JASPER, AL TO ALLENTOWN, PA. HE DID NOT FILE A FLIGHT PLAN FOR THE 35 MILE FLT FROM BIRMINGHAM TO JASPER, HOWEVER, HE DID FILE A FLIGHT PLAN FOR THE PROPOSED FLT FM JASPER TO ALLENTOWN. HE STATED THAT HE 'FELT LIKE HE GOT A LITTLE SLOW AND THE TAIL STALLED' DURING HIS VFR LDG APCH AT JASPER. THE ACFT CONTACTED THE GROUND AT THE EAST END OF THE EAST-WEST RWY ON A NORTHERLY TRACK. THE ACFT CONTINUED ON THE NORTHERLY TRACK FOR 288 FT BEFORE COLLIDING WITH TREES. THE ACFT WAS DESTROYED BY THE POST CRASH FIRE. WITNESSES REPORTED FOG IN THE AREA AND THE PLT REPORTED THAT HE HAD ENCOUNTERED PATCHES OF FOG ON THE FLT FROM BIRMINGHAM.

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

PROPER ALIGNMENT..NOT ATTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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:

STALL..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..FOG


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..DAWN


Contributing Factors

GO-AROUND..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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