NTSB Identification: CHI85LA092.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 27627.
Nonscheduled 14 CFR
Accident occurred Wednesday, January 16, 1985 in LAFAYETTE, IN
Aircraft: Beech BE-58, registration: N4098S
Injuries: 2 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.

PLT DIVERTED DUE TO ICING/UNFAVORABLE WX AT DEST. PLT STATED THE WINDSHIELD ICED OVER DURING THE APCH AT PURDUE UNIVERSITY ARPT (THE ALTERNATE) AND HE FLARED HIGH RESULTING IN A HARD LANDING.

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

FLARE..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..DARK NIGHT


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..ICING CONDITIONS


Contributing Factors

VISUAL LOOKOUT..REDUCED

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