NTSB Identification: ATL84LA146.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 24035.
Accident occurred Friday, April 20, 1984 in BEDFORD, VA
Aircraft: BEECH C-24R, registration: N1827Z
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 STRAIGHT-IN APPROACH WAS HIGH OVER THE TREES ON THE APPROACH END OF THE RWY. THE PLT WAITED UNTIL HE WAS 1/2 WAY DOWN THE 3000 FT RWY TO REDUCE ENG POWER TO IDLE. THE ACFT FLOATED BEFORE DROPPING TO THE RWY & BOUNCING BACK INTO THE AIR. POWER WAS APPLIED & AN ATTEMPT WAS MADE TO ABORT THE LANDING. HOWEVER, THE ACFT BOUNCED AGAIN & PLT CUT THE POWER WHEN HE DECIDED THAT THE ACFT WOULD NOT CLEAR THE TREES BEYOND THE END OF THE RWY. HE MANAGED TO STEER THE ACFT DOWN A FIRE BREAK BUT THE RIGHT WING HIT A TREE & THE NOSE LANDING GEAR COLLAPSED. THE ACFT TRAVELED 510 FT PAST THE END OF THE RWY.

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

ABORTED LANDING..DELAYED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

GO-AROUND..DELAYED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..HIGH OBSTRUCTION(S)



Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..TAILWIND


Contributing Factors

AIRSPEED..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

DISTANCE..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

THROTTLE/POWER CONTROL..DELAYED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)

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