NTSB Identification: ATL85LA006.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 26924.
Accident occurred Thursday, October 11, 1984 in ABBEVILLE, SC
Aircraft: Smith, Ted Aerostar AEROSTAR 600, registration: N66CM
Injuries: 2 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.

RIGHT MAIN TIRE BLEW DURING A HARD LANDING. PLT APPLIED LEFT BRAKE AND RUDDER BUT ACFT CONTINUED OFF RIGHT SIDE OF RWY. ACFT SKIDDED ACROSS A PILE OF DEBRIS WHICH INITIATED A FLASH FIRE IN THE UNDERBRUSH. THE RIGHT MAIN GEAR ASSEMBLY WAS BROKEN FROM THE ACFT BEFORE IT CAME TO A COMPLETE STOP APRX 1400 FT FROM THE APCH END OF THE RWY.

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

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT POSSIBLE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

FLARE..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..TAILWIND



Contributing Factors

PLANNED APPROACH..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..ROUGH/UNEVEN


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