NTSB Identification: ATL88LA057.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 35584.
Accident occurred Wednesday, December 09, 1987 in MONROE, GA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 02/14/1989
Aircraft: BEECH D35, registration: N3441B
Injuries: 1 Minor.

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 BEECH D35 WAS LANDING AT A PRIVATE AIRSTRIP FROM WHICH IT HAD DEPARTED FIFTEEN MINUTES EARLIER. THE FINAL APPROACH WAS TO THE SOUTH, INTO THE SUN. ON SHORT FINAL THE PILOT LOOKED DOWN TO VERIFY THAT THE GEAR WAS DOWN. HE LOOKED OUTSIDE AGAIN JUST IN TIME TO SEE A TRACTOR-TRAILER PRIOR TO IMPACT. THE LEFT MAIN LANDING GEAR IMPACTED THE TOP RIGHT FRONT CORNER OF THE TRAILER. THE ACFT ROTATED APPROXIMATELY 70 DEGREES PRIOR TO IMPACT WITH THE GROUND. INVESTIGATION BY THE HIGHWAY PATROL REVEALED THAT VEHICLES TRAVELING IN A WESTERLY DIRECTION ON COUNTY ROAD 457 WERE HIDDEN BY TREES ON THE SIDE OF THE RAOD OPPOSITE THE AIRSTRIP. THE TRUCK DRIVER WAS NOT INJURED.

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

VISUAL LOOKOUT..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..VEHICLE


Contributing Factors

VISUAL/AURAL PERCEPTION..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..SUNGLARE


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..HIDDEN OBSTRUCTION(S)


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..HIGH VEGETATION

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