NTSB Identification: FTW85FA055.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 27084.
Accident occurred Wednesday, November 21, 1984 in WAXAHACHIE, TX
Aircraft: BEECH A36, registration: N22PF
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.

THE ACFT WAS SEEN BY WITNESSES IN A DIVE FROM APRX 1000 FT AGL. IT APPEARED TO NOT CHANGE ATTITUDE NOR WAIVER AS IT CONTINUED TOWARD THE GRND. IMPACT WITH THE GRND OCCURRED WITH THE WINGS LEVEL IN APRX 15 DEG DIVE ON A HDG OF 118 DEGREES. A MARK ON THE A/S INDICATOR INDICATED 194 KTS IAS AT IMPACT. INVEST AFTER THE ACCIDENT REVEALED NO FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION IN EQUIP EXCEPT DIFFICULTIES IN USING ALT MODE OF THE AUTO-PLT. THIS EQUIP WAS NOTED AS UNRELIABLE AND NOT TO BE USED. THRU INTERVIEWS IT WAS DETERMINED THAT THE PLT HAD INJURED HIS LEG 5 DAYS BEFORE THE ACCIDENT WHILE DEPLANING IN OZONA, TX. THE RT SHIN LACERATION WAS ABOUT 3 INCHES LONG REQUIRING SEVERAL SUTURES FOR CLOSING. DURING AUTOPSY THE WOUND WAS FOUND OPEN AND BLOODY BANDAGES FOUND IN THE PLANE WRECKAGE SUGGESTS THAT THE WOUND HAD REOPENED IN FLT. THE ONLY OTHER SIGNIFICANT FINDINGS OF THE AUTOPSY WAS THE ABSENCE OF BROKEN BONES IN THE HANDS & WRISTS. IN DISCUSSIONS WITH THE PLTS WIFE SHE SAID THAT SHE OBSERVED THE BANDAGED AREA BEFORE THE FLT AS BEING CLEAN & NOT BLOODY.

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

DESCENT..NOT CORRECTED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

AUTOPILOT/FLIGHT DIRECTOR,TRANSMITTER(AUTOPILOT)..IMPROPER

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

PULL-UP..NOT PERFORMED..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..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

INCAPACITATION(OTHER ORGANIC PROBLEM)..PILOT IN COMMAND

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