NTSB Identification: ATL85LA260.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 29406.
Accident occurred Thursday, August 15, 1985 in PRESTONBURG, KY
Aircraft: Smith, Ted Aerostar AEROSTAR 601P, registration: N9763Q
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 PILOT STATED THAT WHILE ON SHORT FINAL THE AIRCRAFT ENCOUNTERED A DOWN DRAFT WHICH CAUSED A SUDDEN LOSS OF ALTITUDE RESULTING IN A HARD LANDING. THE AIRCRAFT TIRE BLEW ON LANDING AND THE AIRCRAFT VEERED OFF OF THE SIDE OF THE RUNWAY AND WAS SUBSTANTIALLY DAMAGED. WITNESSES STATED THAT THE AIRCRAFT CONTACTED THE TREES ON THE APPROACH END OF THE RUNWAY AND LANDED SHORT OF THE RUNWAY.

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

DESCENT..EXCESSIVE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

FLARE..NOT ATTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

PROPER GLIDEPATH..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

PROPER DESCENT RATE..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)


Contributing Factors

LANDING GEAR,TIRE..BURST


Contributing Factors

LANDING GEAR,TIRE..OVERLOAD

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