NTSB Identification: MIA85LA205.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 28880.
Accident occurred Sunday, June 30, 1985 in APALACHICOLA, FL
Aircraft: BEECH 65-A90, registration: N28SE
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.

AN ATP PLT (PIC) SAID HE WAS CHECKING OUT ANOTHER (COMMERCIAL) PLT IN THE ACFT. AS THE COMMERCIAL PLT WAS MAKING A TAKEOFF FROM A TOUCH-&-GO LANDING, THE ACFT LOST ALTITUDE & COLLIDED WITH WATER. THE COMMERCIAL PLT STATED THAT HE WAS LOOKING FOR THE FLAP CONTROL WHEN THE ACCIDENT OCCURRED. REPORTEDLY, THE PIC WAS LOOKING FOR SOME CHARTS INSIDE HIS FLT BAG & DID NOT REALIZE THE ACFT WAS LOSING ALTITUDE UNTIL JUST PRIOR TO IMPACT. THE PIC REPORTED THAT THE VISIBILITY WAS 3 MI WITH HAZE.

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

PROPER CLIMB RATE..NOT MAINTAINED..COPILOT/SECOND PILOT

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

DIVERTED ATTENTION..COPILOT/SECOND PILOT

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

SUPERVISION..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..HAZE/SMOKE


Contributing Factors

COMPLACENCY..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..WATER,ROUGH

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