NTSB Identification: ATL86FKG05.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 29259.
Nonscheduled 14 CFR
Accident occurred Monday, November 11, 1985 in BIRMINGHAM, AL
Aircraft: Smith, Ted Aerostar AEROSTAR 600, registration: N107MW
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

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 LEFT MAIN GEAR COLLAPSED DURING A LOSS OF CONTROL ON LANDING. THE PLT REPORTED THE ACFT TOUCHED DOWN PREMATURELY DURING THE FLARE AND IT CONTACTED THE LIP OF THE RWY AT THE APCH END. DIRECTIONAL CONTROL COULD NOT BE MAINTAINED, ACCORDING TO THE PLT, AND THE ACFT TRAVELED OFF THE LEFT SIDE OF THE RWY COLLAPSING THE LEFT GEAR.

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

PLANNED APPROACH..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

PROPER TOUCHDOWN POINT..NOT OBTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..RUNWAY


Contributing Factors

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT POSSIBLE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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