NTSB Identification: DEN86LA095.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 30795.
Accident occurred Sunday, March 09, 1986 in DICKINSON, ND
Aircraft: Smith, Ted Aerostar 601P AEROSTAR, registration: N35DM
Injuries: 1 Minor,3 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.

WHILE ENROUTE ON AN IFR FLIGHT PLAN, THE PLT CHANGED DESTINATION TO DICKINSON, ND, WHICH EXTENDED THE LENGTH OF THE FLT. HE DID NOT DESIGINATE AN ALTERNATE ARPT OR HAVE AN ADEQUATE FUEL RESERVE AS REQUIRED. ON ARRIVAL AT THE DESTINATION, HE EXECUTED AN INSTRUMENT APCH IN IMC. AFTER DESCENT BELOW THE CLOUDS, THE ACFT WAS NOT IN POSITION TO MAKE A NORMAL LANDING. THE PLT MADE A GO-AROUND AND ATTEMPTED TO FLY A VFR TRAFFIC PATTERN. WHILE ATTEMPTING TO ALIGN THE ACFT FOR LANDING HE ALLOWED THE ACFT TO STALL, DESCEND AND IMPACT THE GROUND. THE ACFT TRAVELED ACROSS THE ARPT INTERSECTING RUNWAYS AND CAME TO REST IN AN UPRIGHT POSITION. THE ACFT EXCEEDED MAXIMUM GROSS WEIGHT TAKEOFF LIMITS ON DEPARTURE AND FORWARD CG LIMIT AT THE TIME OF THE ACCIDENT.

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

REMEDIAL ACTION..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

PROPER ALIGNMENT..NOT ATTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

STALL..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

IN-FLIGHT PLANNING/DECISION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..LOW CEILING


Contributing Factors

VFR PROCEDURES..ATTEMPTED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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