NTSB Identification: DEN87LA187.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 34289.
Accident occurred Friday, July 17, 1987 in PAGOSA SPRINGS, CO
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/07/1988
Aircraft: BEECH 58, registration: N1879L
Injuries: 3 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 ATTEMPTED TO LAND HIS ACFT AT NIGHT AT AN AIRPORT WITH INOPERATIVE RUNWAY LIGHTS AND USING A GROUND VEHICLE'S HEADLIGHTS TO AID HIM IN LANDING. HE STATED THAT HE TOUCHED DOWN HIS AIRCRAFT TO THE LEFT OF THE CENTER OF THE RUNWAY AND THE LEFT LANDING GEAR WENT OFF THE RUNWAY. DIRECTIONAL CONTROL OF THE AIRCRAFT WAS LOST AND THE NOSE GEAR COLLAPSED ABOUT 2000 FEET BEYOND THE TOUCHDOWN POINT.

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

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

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

PROPER ALIGNMENT..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..ROUGH/UNEVEN


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..NIGHT


Contributing Factors

AIRPORT FACILITIES,RUNWAY EDGE LIGHTS..INOPERATIVE

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