NTSB Identification: FTW84LA197.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 24841.
Accident occurred Sunday, April 15, 1984 in GRANBURY, TX
Aircraft: BEECH 95-B55, registration: N3050
Injuries: 2 Serious.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

DURING A X-COUNTRY FLT, THE PLT LANDED AT STEPHENVILLE, TX, FOR FUEL, BUT WAS UNABLE TO PURCHASE ANY. THEREFORE, HE PROCEEDED TO GRANBURY, TX, FOR FUEL BEFORE CONTINUING TO CHATTANOOGA, TN. A WITNESS HEARD THE ACFT, THEN OBSERVED IT PORPOISING DOWN THE LAST THIRD OF THE RWY AT HIGH SPEED. HE REPORTED THAT THE PLT LOCKED THE BRAKES ABOUT 500 FT FROM THE END OF THE RWY. THE ACFT CONTINUED OFF THE END OF THE RWY & WAS SUBSTANTIALLY DAMAGED WHEN IT COLLIDED WITH THE OPPOSITE SIDE OF A WIDE DITCH. THE WITNESS ESTIMATED THAT THE WIND WAS FROM THE NORTHWEST AT 25 GUSTING 30 KTS. THE PLT HAD BEEN FLYING FOR MANY YEARS, BUT HAD ONLY A STUDENT CERTIFICATE. HE WAS NOT ENDORSED FOR SOLO X-COUNTRY FLT.

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

WRONG RUNWAY..SELECTED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

DISTANCE..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

AIRSPEED..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

ABORTED LANDING..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..DITCH




Contributing Factors

PREFLIGHT PLANNING/PREPARATION..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..TAILWIND


Contributing Factors

INADEQUATE TRAINING..PILOT IN COMMAND

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