NTSB Identification: NYC88LA036.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 37219.
Accident occurred Thursday, November 12, 1987 in UTICA, NY
Probable Cause Approval Date: 05/26/1989
Aircraft: BEECH 36, registration: N9230Q
Injuries: 5 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.
THE FLIGHT WAS ENROUTE FROM BRIDGEPORT, CONNECTICUT TO OLD FORGE, NEW YORK WHEN ADVERSE WEATHER CONDITIONS WERE ENCOUNTERED. A REQUEST FOR LOWER ALTITUDE TO ESCAPE WEATHER WAS NO IMPROVEMENT AND A REQUEST TO LAND AT ONEIDA WAS MADE. DURING RADAR VECTORS THROUGH 1200 FOOT CEILING, THE AIRCRAFT PICKED UP A CONSIDERABLE AMOUNT OF ICE. THE FLIGHT BROKE OUT OF THE CLOUDS AT ABOUT 400 FEET AND TOUCHED DOWN HARD. THE GEAR COLLAPSED DURING THE LNDG.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:FLARE..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND
WEATHER CONDITION..ICING CONDITIONS
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