NTSB Identification: NYC84FA165.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 26874.
Accident occurred Tuesday, May 08, 1984 in COLLEGE PARK, MD
Aircraft: BEECH B19, registration: N18786
Injuries: 2 Serious.

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 FLT HAD ARRIVED AT THE ARPT BETWEEN 1600 & 1615, & HAD LANDED ON RWY 15. WINDS GENERALLY WERE OUT OF THE SW AT ABOUT10 KTS. THE PLT STATED THAT DURING THE FLT HE HAD OBSERVED A THUNDERSTORM WEST OF ANDREWS AFB (10 MI SOUTH.) AFTER LOADING AN ATC SIMULATOR & ITS ACCESSORIES ON BOARD THE ACFT, THE PLT TAXIED TO THE DISPLACED THRESHOLD ON THE APPROACH END OF RWY 15. DURING THIS PERIOD, ANEMOGRAM READINGS RECORDED BY THE UNIV OF MD SHOW THAT THERE WAS A SUDDEN SHIFT TO WINDS OUT OF THE NW WITH GUSTS TO 40 KTS. THE PLT COMMENTED THAT HE WANTED TO BEAT THE STORM. WITNESSES REPORTED THAT THE WIND WAS BETWEEN 300 & 330 DEGS WITH WINDS IN EXCESS OF 20 KTS. ONE PLT TRIED TO WARN THE PLT BY WAVING HIS ARMS TO CALL HIS ATTENTION TO THE WIND CONDITIONS. THE ACFT TOOK OFF IN A NOSE HIGH ATTITUDE. THE PLT STATED HE MAINTAINED 75 KTS AT MAX POWER BUT THE ACFT CONTINUED TO DESCEND AT ABOUT A 200 FPM DESCENT UNTIL IT IMPACTED TREES & FENCES OF A TENNIS COURT. A 24 KT TAILWIND COMPONENT CAN INCREASE TAKEOFF DISTANCES BY AS MUCH AS 80%.

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

WIND INFORMATION..INATTENTIVE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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:

AIRCRAFT PERFORMANCE,CLIMB CAPABILITY..DETERIORATED

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

PROPER CLIMB RATE..NOT ATTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

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


Contributing Factors

SELF-INDUCED PRESSURE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

HAZARDOUS WEATHER ADVISORY..NOT RECEIVED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..THUNDERSTORM


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..HIGH WIND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..GUSTS


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..TAILWIND


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