NTSB Identification: MIA83FA063.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 20952.
Accident occurred Friday, January 21, 1983 in NAPLES, FL
Aircraft: BEECH E18-S, registration: N342T
Injuries: 2 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 DEPARTED THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE RUNWAY AND THE RIGHT GEAR SEPARATED FROM THE ACFT. EXAMINATION OF THE FRACTURE SURFACE REVEALED NO EVIDENCE OF FATIGUE OR OTHER TYPE OF SLOW GROWTH CRACKING.

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

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LANDING GEAR,MAIN GEAR STRUT..OVERLOAD


Contributing Factors

GROUND LOOP/SWERVE..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND

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