NTSB Identification: ATL86FA082.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 30996.
Accident occurred Thursday, February 27, 1986 in RUSSELLVILLE, AL
Aircraft: BEECH A23, registration: N3536R
Injuries: 2 Fatal,1 Serious.

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.

OUTBOARD HALF OF ONE PROPELLER BLADE SEPARATED DURING CRUISE FLIGHT. DURING THE SUBSEQUENT FORCED LANDING ATTEMPT THE ACFT STRUCK TREES, SEVERING THE RIGHT WING, AND CRASHED INVERTED. FRONT OCCUPANT SEATS SEPARATED FROM SEAT TRACKS. EXAMINATION OF PROPELLER REVEALED FATIGUE FAILURE WHICH RESULTED FROM CORROSION PITTING UNDER THE PREVIOUSLY INSTALLED PROPELLER DECAL. FAA AD 66-23-02 DIRECTED REMOVAL OF THE DECAL, CLEANING OF THE PROPELLER BLADE, AND INSPECTION OF THE PROPELLER BLADE FOR CORROSION PITS. ACFT HAD AN ANNUAL INSPECTION ON APRIL 29, 1985.

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

PROPELLER SYSTEM/ACCESSORIES,BLADE..FAILURE,TOTAL

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

PROPELLER SYSTEM/ACCESSORIES,BLADE..FATIGUE


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)


Contributing Factors

MAINTENANCE,INSPECTION..INADEQUATE..OTHER MAINTENANCE PERSONNEL


Contributing Factors

MAINTENANCE,COMPLIANCE WITH AD..NOT PERFORMED..OTHER MAINTENANCE PERSONNEL

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