NTSB Identification: MKC87LA123.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 34159.
Accident occurred Sunday, June 07, 1987 in SPENCER, IA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/08/1988
Aircraft: BEECH C35, registration: N1931D
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.

DURING LDG, PIC FAILED TO MAINTAIN DIRECTIONAL CONTROL AND SWERVED OFF THE RWY. LDG GEAR COLLAPSED AND ACFT WAS SUBSTANTIALLY DAMAGED. WITNESSES SAID PLT AND PAX WERE BEHAVING IRRATIONALLY PRIOR TO LVF DEPARTURE APT. PIC LEFT THE SCENE OF ACCIDENT AND TWO DAYS TRANSPIRED BEFORE AUTHORITIES WERE NOTIFIED. THE PLT AND PAX WERE ARRESTED THE FOLLOWING WEEK FOR POSSESSION OF DRUG PARAPHENALIA AND DRUGS. AT THE TIME OF ARREST THE POLICE REPORTED THEY APPEARED TO BE UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF DRUGS. THE PLT ADMITTED HE WAS A DRUG USER.

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

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

IMPAIRMENT(DRUGS)..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..ROUGH/UNEVEN

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