NTSB Identification: NYC85FA003.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 28586.
Accident occurred Saturday, October 06, 1984 in MIDDLETOWN, PA
Aircraft: BEECH V35, registration: N4447V
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.

ABOUT 2 WEEKS BEFORE THE ACCIDENT, THE ACFT WAS FORCED LANDED IN A PASTURE DUE TO A LOSS OF POWER. THE PLT MADE REPAIRS TO THE AIRCRAFT & ATTEMPTED TO FLY OUT OF THE PASTURE. WITNESSES OBSERVED THE LEFT WING COME IN CONTACT WITH THE GROUND DURING TAKEOFF, JUST PRIOR TO LIFTING OFF. THE ACFT BEGAN A SLIGHT CLIMB IN A NOSE HIGH ATTITUDE & COMMENCED A LEFT TURN. THE NOSE THEN DROPPED DURING A STEEP LEFT BANK & THE ACFT COLLIDED WITH TERRAIN.

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

AIRSPEED..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..ROUGH/UNEVEN

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