NTSB Identification: ATL87FA257.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 34809.
Accident occurred Tuesday, September 01, 1987 in HILTON HEAD, SC
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/07/1988
Aircraft: BEECH V-35B, registration: N6591S
Injuries: 2 Fatal.

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.

PIC SAID HE HAD WX BRIEF. NOTED TSTMS OVR ATLANTIC & FOG AT ARPT. STATED HE WOULD HOLD OVR OCEAN UNTIL ARPT CLR. ACFT TRACK ON RADAR WAS INTO AREA OF TSTMS OVR OCEAN FOLLOWED BY MODE C ALTITUDE DEVIATIONS AND LOSS OF RADAR CONTACT. ACFT RECOVERED FROM OCEAN. EXAMINATION SHOWED DOWNWARD BENDING OF STABILIZERS AND TENSION SEPARATION OF BULKHEAD WHERE STABILIZERS ATTACH BUT NO IN-FLIGHT SEPARATION OF AIRFRAME. ACFT WAS MODIFIED WITH BEECH STABILIZER ROOT REINFORCEMENT KIT.

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

BECAME LOST/DISORIENTED..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

SPATIAL DISORIENTATION..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

VFR FLIGHT INTO IMC..PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND



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