NTSB Identification: ATL85FA043.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 27252.
Accident occurred Wednesday, November 21, 1984 in GAINESVILLE, GA
Aircraft: BEECH M35, registration: N9760R
Injuries: 2 Serious,1 Minor,1 Uninjured.

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 ACFT CRASHED DURING AN EMERGENCY LANDING WHILE OPERATING IN VFR CONDITIONS ON A DARK NIGHT OVER ISOLATED TERRAIN. THE PLT STATED HE THOUGHT THE ENG EXPLODED & LOST VISUAL CONTACT DUE TO OIL SPRAYING ON THE WINDSHIELD. THE RT FRONT PASSENGER HELD A FLASHLIGHT ON THE ACFT FLT INSTRUMENTS WHILE THE PLT EXECUTED THE FORCED LANDING. INVESTIGATION REVEALED THAT ONE BLADE OF THE PROPELLER (MCCAULEY BLADE # K102278YS) FAILED IN FATIQUE.

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

PROPELLER SYSTEM/ACCESSORIES,BLADE..FAILURE,TOTAL

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

PROPELLER SYSTEM/ACCESSORIES,BLADE..FATIGUE


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..DARK NIGHT





Contributing Factors

VISUAL LOOKOUT..NOT POSSIBLE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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