NTSB Identification: MKC85FCQ01.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 28433.
Nonscheduled 14 CFR
Accident occurred Wednesday, February 20, 1985 in HUTCHINSON, KS
Aircraft: BEECH 95-B55, registration: N617CA
Injuries: 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.

DURING ARRIVAL, THE PLT BEGAN AN ILS APCH TO RWY 13 AT THE HUTCHINSON MUNI ARPT. HE REPORTED THAT HE HAD TURNED OFF THE 16 MI ARC, HAD INTERCEPTED THE LOCALIZER & HAD BEGUN HIS DESCENT TO THE MIN PUBLISHED ALT TO CROSS OVER THE OUTERMARKER (FINAL APCH FIX). JUST PRIOR TO REACHING THE OUTER MARKER, THE ACFT COLLIDED WITH THE 2 TOP STATIC WIRES OF A POWER LINE, THEN CRASHED TO THE GROUND. DURING AN EXAM OF THE ACFT, THE ALTIMETER WAS FOUND INDICATING 8400 FT. IT WAS TAKEN TO A REPAIR STATION FOR A TEARDOWN, BUT WAS READING -3500 FT BY THEN. A DISASSEMBLY & EXAM OF THE ALTIMETER WAS MADE, BUT ITS PREIMPACT CONDITION & ITS READ-OUT AT IMPACT COULD NOT BE DETERMINED.

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

REASON FOR OCCURRENCE UNDETERMINED


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..DARK NIGHT


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..LOW CEILING


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..FOG


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..OBSCURATION


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..WIRE,STATIC

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