NTSB Identification: NYC88LA008.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 37206.
Accident occurred Sunday, October 11, 1987 in CONCORD, NH
Probable Cause Approval Date: 05/26/1989
Aircraft: BEECH F-33A, registration: N17985
Injuries: 1 Fatal.
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 OBTAINED A TELEPHONE WX BRIEFING THEN FILED AN IFR FLT PLAN FOR A 1030 EDT DEPARTURE FM CONCORD MUNICIPAL AIRPORT. THE PLT RPTD OFF CONCORD AT 800 FT AND CLIMBING AT 1047. MANCHESTER DEPARTURE CONTROL ACKNOWLEDGED, ASSIGNED A TRANSPONDER CODE, AND OBSERVED AN INDICATED ALTITUDE OF 1900 FT AT 1050 EDT. THE PLT DID NOT RESPOND TO MANCHESTER. THE ACFT CRASHED IN A SCHOOL YARD IN A STEEP DESCENT. WITNESSES GAVE CONFLICTING STATEMENTS REGARDING ENG NOISE. ONE WITNESS SAID IT SOUNDED LIKE THE ENGINE WENT TO FULL THROTTLE BEFORE IMPACT. PROP SLASH MARKS WERE OBSERVED AT THE IMPACT PT. THE ENG TEARDOWN REVEALED NO EVIDENCE OF MALFUNCTION.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:CLIMB..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND
WEATHER CONDITION..LOW CEILING
VISUAL/AURAL DETECTION..PILOT IN COMMAND
SPATIAL DISORIENTATION..PILOT IN COMMAND
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