NTSB Identification: FTW86LA005.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 29029.
Accident occurred Saturday, October 05, 1985 in EL PASO, TX
Aircraft: Beech K35, registration: N35JW
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 PLT STATED HIS STRAIGHT-IN LANDING FINAL APCH WAS SMOOTH. THE AIRSPEED HAD DECREASED FROM 80 TO 65 KTS & THE ACFT'S WHEELS WERE ONLY INCHES ABOVE THE RWY WHEN THE RIGHT WING SUDDENLY LIFTED AND CAUSED THE ACFT TO VEER LEFT AND TOUCH DOWN ON THE DIRT BESIDE THE RWY. WIND WAS LIGHT AND VARIABLE WITH NO REPORTED GUSTS. THE PLT STATED THAT HE EITHERENCOUNTERED AN UNSEEN 'DUST DEVIL' ON THE RWY OR GOT INTO THE THE VORTEX TURBULENCE OF A LIGHT TWIN ENGINE ACFT (TYPE UNKNOWN) WHICH HAD JUST DEPARTED FROM THE SAME RWY.

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

WEATHER CONDITION..TURBULENCE

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

AIRCRAFT HANDLING..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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