NTSB Identification: FTW86FA059.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 30891.
Accident occurred Saturday, April 05, 1986 in MONTAGUE, TX
Aircraft: BEECH 65, registration: N810Q
Injuries: 1 Fatal.

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.

THE PILOT WAS OBSERVED IN THE AREA FOR SEVERAL MINUTES WHILE HE WAS PERFORMING STEEP CLIMBS AND DESCENTS, LOW PASSES, AND BUZZING. WITNESSES REPORTED POWER WAS REMOVED FROM BOTH ENGINES SIMULTANEOUSLY, AS IF THE THROTTLES WERE RETARDED, FOLLOWED BY A LOUD POP. THE AIRCRAFT BEGAN TO WOBBLE SLIGHTLY AND THEN A SURGE OF ENGINE POWER WAS HEARD ONLY SECONDS BEFORE TREE IMPACT OCCURRED. THE AIRCRAFT THEN YAWED SHARPLY AND IMPACTED THE GROUND.

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

AIRSPEED..NOT IDENTIFIED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

OBJECT..TREE(S)


Contributing Factors

LOW PASS..PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

BUZZING..PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OVERCONFIDENCE IN PERSONAL ABILITY..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OSTENTATIOUS DISPLAY..PILOT IN COMMAND

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