NTSB Identification: CHI85LA048.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 26433.
Accident occurred Monday, November 12, 1984 in BEDFORD, IL
Aircraft: Beech D-45 (T-34), registration: N5543
Injuries: 1 Serious,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 PLT REPORTED THAT DURING FLT, HE PROCEEDED TO FLY ALONG A RIVER. AFTER A TIME, HE REVERSED COURSE & BEGAN FLYING ALONG THE RIVER IN THE OPPOSITE DIRECTION. HE SAID THAT THE FLT BACK WAS AT A LOWER ALT & THAT THE PROPELLER CONTACTED SOMETHING IN THE WATER. A SUBSEQUENT LOSS OF THRUST OCCURRED. THE PLT WAS ABLE TO MAKE A FORCED LANDING IN A BEAN FIELD, BUT DURING THE LANDING, THE ACFT CONTACTED A DITCH.

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

JUDGMENT..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

BUZZING..INTENTIONAL..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

PROPER ALTITUDE..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

CLEARANCE..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..DITCH

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