NTSB Identification: CHI85FA314.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 29663.
Accident occurred Thursday, July 25, 1985 in EDEN PRAIRIE, MN
Aircraft: BEECH J35, registration: N687B
Injuries: 4 Fatal.

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.

THE PLT'S WINDSCREEN BECAME COVERED WITH OIL SHORTLY AFTER TAKEOFF. THE PLT RETURNED TO THE ARPT ATTEMPTING TO SET UP A PATTERN FOR LANDING. THE ACFT WAS OBSERVED IN A DESCENT AND TURN TO FINAL APCH. THE ACFT COLLIDED WITH THE GROUND IN A DESCENDING LEFT TURN. THE ACCIDENT OCCURRED AT NIGHT.

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

MAINTENANCE,SERVICE OF AIRCRAFT/EQUIPMENT..INADEQUATE

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

AIRCRAFT PREFLIGHT..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

PROPER ALIGNMENT..NOT OBTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

FLUID,OIL..SIPHONING


Contributing Factors

WINDOW,FLIGHT COMPARTMENT WINDOW/WINDSHIELD..DIRTY(FOGGY)


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..NIGHT

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