NTSB Identification: MKC87LA132.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 34350.
Accident occurred Thursday, July 09, 1987 in RUSSELLVILLE, AR
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/07/1988
Aircraft: BEECH A23-24, registration: N3604Q
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 THE NIGHT APPROACH, THE PILOT SAW THE REFLECTION OF ORANGE BALLS ON A POWERLINE. HE ADDED POWER AND WENT OVER THE POWERLINE, THEN REDUCED POWER TO LAND AND STALLED THE AIRCRAFT SHORT OF THE RUNWAY. THE NOSE GEAR BROKE OFF AND THE AIRPLANE SLID 200 FEET. THE PILOT AND PASSENGER SAW A SMALL FIRE UNDER THE NOSE AS THEY LEFT THE AIRPLANE. WITHIN TEN MINUTES THE AIRPLANE BURNED COMPLETELY.

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

PLANNED APPROACH..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

STALL/MUSH..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

PREFLIGHT PLANNING/PREPARATION..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..WIRE,TRANSMISSION(MARKED)

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