NTSB Identification: ATL85LA258.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 30192.
Accident occurred Saturday, August 24, 1985 in CLARKSBURG, WV
Aircraft: BEECH C23, registration: N6975R
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 PILOT RAN INTO LESS THAN VFR WEATHER AND TURNED AROUND AND ATTEMPTED TO MAKE AN AIRPORT. HE BECAME BOXED IN BY WEATHER ALL AROUND AND ATTEMPTED TO LAND ON THE HIGHWAY. HE DID NOT MAKE A PSS OVER HIS INTENDED LANDING AREA. WHEN HE WAS ON SHORT FINAL, A CAR PULLED OUT OF A SIDE ROAD AHEAD OF HIM. HE PULLED UP AND HIT SOME POWER TRANSMISSION LINES WITH THE RIGHT WING. HE CRASH LANDED ON THE ROAD AND SLID INTO THE GUARD RAIL. THE ARCRAFT CAUGHT FIRE AND WAS DESTROYED.

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

PRECAUTIONARY LANDING..DELAYED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

PRECAUTIONARY LANDING..ATTEMPTED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT POSSIBLE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

LOW PASS..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

PLANNING/DECISION..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

IN-FLIGHT PLANNING/DECISION..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..WIRE,TRANSMISSION


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..GROUND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CLOUDS

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