NTSB Identification: ATL84FA298.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 27245.
Accident occurred Wednesday, September 26, 1984 in MC CORMICK, SC
Aircraft: BEECH V35B, registration: N6740Z
Injuries: 1 Fatal.

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.

N6740Z, A BEECH V35B ACFT,SEPARATED IN FLT OVER MCCORMICK, SC WHILE OPERATING IN VFR CONDITIONS. THE INVESTIGATION FAILED TO LOCATE WITNESSES WHO OBSERVED THE FLT PRIOR TO & DURING THE INFLIGHT SEPARATION. WITNESSES ON THE GROUND HEARD THE ACFT & OBSERVED PIECES OF THE ACFT FALLING OVER A LARGE AREA. EXAMINATION OF THE WRECKAGE FAILED TO REVEAL ANY ACFT SYSTEM FAILURE ON MALFUNCTION. HOWEVER, THE RT & LT STABILIZERS & RUDDERVATOR EXHIBITED EVIDENCE OF GROSS NEGATIVE OVERLOAD.

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

FLIGHT CONTROL,RUDDERVATOR..OVERLOAD




Contributing Factors

DESIGN STRESS LIMITS OF AIRCRAFT..EXCEEDED

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