NTSB Identification: ATL88FA032.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 35391.
Accident occurred Sunday, November 08, 1987 in ATLANTA, GA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/27/1988
Aircraft: BEECH 95C-55, registration: N616G
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

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.

ACFT WAS BEING POSITIONED TO BEGIN CARGO REVENUE FLT. AS ACFT TURNED FINAL AND LDG GEAR HANDLE WAS PUT IN DOWN POSITION PIC NOTED DIMMING OF ALL LIGHTS & COMMUNICATIONS WERE LOST. PIC UNAWARE GEAR WERE STILL RETRACTED UNTIL PROP TIPS CONTACTED RWY. DURING LANDING SLIDE LEFT INBOARD FUEL TANK DRAIN SHEARED AWAY, FUEL LEAKED FROM TANK, AND WAS IGNITED. PIC RPTED HE ELECTED TO LAND VICE GO-AROUND BECAUSE HE WAS IN A TCA WITH NO COMMUNICATIONS AND NO LIGHTS. INVESTIGATION FAILED TO REVEAL ELECTRICAL MALFUNCTION. OPERATOR STATED IT WAS NORMAL PRACTICE TO START ENGINES WITH ALTERNATORS OFF. CIRCUMSTANCES WERE CONSISTENT WITH LOSS OF ALTERNATORS AND BATTERY ONLY OPERATION. ALTERNATORS TESTED OK DURING POST ACCIDENT CHECK.

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

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

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

CHECKLIST..NOT FOLLOWED..PILOT IN COMMAND




Contributing Factors

EMERGENCY PROCEDURE..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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