NTSB Identification: MIA88FA024.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 35597.
Accident occurred Saturday, October 31, 1987 in BROOKHAVEN, MS
Probable Cause Approval Date: 02/14/1989
Aircraft: BEECH C-55, registration: N640B
Injuries: 1 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.

THE PILOT OF THE TWIN ENGINE AIRCRAFT LANDED WITH VIS 1/2 MILE IN FOG AND REALIZED HE HAD LANDED LONG. HE EXECUTED A GO-AROUND AND ON THE SECOND LANDING FORGOT TO LOWER THE LANDING GEAR. THE PROPELLERS STUCK THE RUNWAY AND SEVERELY DAMAGED ONE PROPELLER. HE ATTEMPTED ANOTHER GO-AROUND AND STALLED THE AIRCRAFT AND CRASHED.

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

GEAR DOWN AND LOCKED..NOT SELECTED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

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

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

AIRSPEED(VMC)..NOT ATTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

PROPELLER SYSTEM/ACCESSORIES,PITCH CHANGE MECH..FAILURE,PARTIAL

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