NTSB Identification: ATL85LA190.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 28549.
Accident occurred Friday, June 14, 1985 in WILMINGTON, NC
Aircraft: BEECH C-23, registration: N6020U
Injuries: 1 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 STUDENT PLT WAS MAKING A LANDING AT THE SECOND ARPT OF A X-COUNTRY FLT WHEN A CONTROLLER IN THE TOWER OBSERVED THE ACFT BOUNCE AND SPOTTED THE NOSE GEAR LYING ON THE RWY. AN ELT SIGNAL WAS ALSO RECEIVED AT THAT TIME. THE STUDENT PLT MADE A GO-AROUND AND THEN A LOW PASS SO CFR PERSONNEL COULD CHECK FOR ADDITIONAL DAMAGE. THE PLT WAS ADVISED TO MAKE A SOFT FLD LANDING AND SHUT EVERYTHING DOWN PRIOR TO LOWERING THE NOSE. THE PLT ATTEMPTED A LANDING BUT PERFORMED A GO-AROUND. THE NEXT LANDING WAS SUCCESSFUL BUT THE ACFT VEERED OFF THE SIDE OF THE RWY.

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

FLARE..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND


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