NTSB Identification: CHI86LA234.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 32118.
Accident occurred Sunday, September 28, 1986 in SHELBYVILLE, IN
Aircraft: BEECH BE-95-55, registration: N562T
Injuries: 4 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 AT CRUISE AFTER SUNSET, THE PILOTS DISCOVERED THAT THE LEFT PANEL LIGHTS AND THE OVERHEAD LIGHT WERE NOT OPERATING. A WHITE BEAM FLASHLIGHT WAS USED TO OBSERVE THE AIRSPEED INDICATOR, HOWEVER, CONTINUED USE OF THE FLASHLIGHT BLINDED THE PILOTS' VISION OF THE RUNWAY, ACCORDING TO THE INSTRUCTOR PLT. ADDITIONALLY, THE INSTRUCTOR STATED THAT ON SHORT FINAL POWER WAS REDUCED TO THE POINT THAT THE AIRCRAFT'S AIRSPEED DROPPED OVER THE TOUCHDOWN POINT AND THE AIRCRAFT MADE A HARD LANDING. DURING A PHONE CONVERSATION THE INSTRUCTOR PLT STATED THE PANEL LIGHTS WERE NOT CHECKED DURING PREFLIGHT INSPECTION.

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

AIRSPEED..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

FLARE..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

PREFLIGHT PLANNING/PREPARATION..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

INSTRUMENT LIGHT(S)..INOPERATIVE


Contributing Factors

FLIGHT COMPARTMENT LIGHT(S)..INOPERATIVE


Contributing Factors

COMPLACENCY..PILOT IN COMMAND

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