NTSB Identification: FTW84LA267.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 25257.
Accident occurred Saturday, June 09, 1984 in SUGARLAND, TX
Aircraft: MITSUBISHI MU-2N, registration: N850MA
Injuries: 1 Minor.

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 SHORT FLIGHT FROM HOBBY TO HULL AIRPORT WAS CONDUCTED IN VFR CONDITIONS. A VISUAL APPROACH WAS MADE TO RUNWAY 17 AT HULL AIRPORT. THE PILOT REPORTED THAT HE WAS HIGH ON THE APPROACH PATH WHEN HE TURNED TO THE FINAL APPROACH HEADING. HE REDUCED POWER TO DESCEND TO THE PROPER GLIDE PATH. THEN NOTICED THAT HIS RATE OF DESCENT OF ABOUT 900 FPM. POWER WAS ADDED TO CHECK THE DESCENT RATE. WHEN THE FLAPS WERE LOWERED FROM 20 DEGREES TO 40 DEGREES, ON SHORT FINAL, THE DESCENT RATE AGAIN INCREASED AND AGAIN PWR WAS ADDED AND THE NOSE RAISED TO SLOW THE DESCENT RATE. THE A/C TOUCHED DOWN ABOUT 75 FT SHORT OF THE RUNWAY. THE A/C LANDING GEAR WAS DAMAGED BY THE RAILROAD TIES ON THE BANK OF A CANAL.

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

PROPER GLIDEPATH..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

PROPER DESCENT RATE..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..ROUGH/UNEVEN


Contributing Factors

REMEDIAL ACTION..DELAYED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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