NTSB Identification: LAX85LA236.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 29245.
Accident occurred Friday, May 03, 1985 in LIVERMORE, CA
Aircraft: FAIRCHILD SA226T, registration: N444LM
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.

THE ACFT LANDED HARD AND SHORT OF THE RUNWAY. THE IMPACT COLLAPSED THE RIGHT MAIN LANDING GEAR AND THE ACFT WAS DESTROYED BY THE POST CRASH FIRE. THE PLT REPORTED THAT ON SHORT FINAL A MUFFLED 'POP' WAS HEARD AND THE ACFT YAWED TO THE RIGHT. DIRECTIONAL CONTROL WAS REGAINED AND THE ACFT LANDED HARD. POST ACCIDENT INSPECTION FAILED TO DISCLOSE ANY PRE-IMPACT FAILURE/MALFUNCTION OF THE ACFT OR ENGS. RIGHT ENG PROP SLASH MARKS IN THE RWY INDICATE PWR WAS BEING PRODUCED ON THE ENG AT TOUCHDOWN.

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

DESCENT..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

AIRSPEED..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


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