NTSB Identification: CHI85LA052.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 26542.
Accident occurred Saturday, November 17, 1984 in PLATO CENTER, IL
Aircraft: BEECH A23, registration: N1407L
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.

ON FINAL APPROACH WITH A 30-DEGREE RIGHT CROSSWIND OF 14-16 KTS, THE PLT EXPERIENCED A LOSS OF HEADWIND COMPONENT AS THEACFT PASSED BELOW HEIGHT OF BUILDINGS IN THE WINDSTREAM. POWER WAS NOT ADDED AND THE ACFT SETTLED TO THE GROUND SHORT OF THE RUNWAY THRESHOLD. THE RIGHT LNDG GEAR ENCOUNTERED A DITCH CAUSING THE ACFT TO SWERVE TO THE RIGHT. THE LEFT GEAR COLLAPSED UNDER THE IMPOSED SIDE LOAD.

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

AIRCRAFT HANDLING..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

COMPENSATION FOR WIND CONDITIONS..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..DITCH



Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..WINDSHEAR

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