NTSB Identification: ATL83LA101.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 23050.
Nonscheduled 14 CFR
Accident occurred Friday, February 11, 1983 in TALLADEGA, AL
Aircraft: BEECH H18, registration: N1461G
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.

THE PLT STATED THAT SHORTLY AFTER FULL POWER APPLICATION & PRIOR TO TAILWHEEL LIFT-OFF, THE 'RIGHT WING RAISED APRX 3 TO 4 FT INTO THE AIR.' THE ACFT THEN BEGAN DRIFTING LEFT. DURING ENSUING MANEUVERS, THE PLT ALTERNATELY ADVANCED & RETARDED THE THROTTLE AS THE ACFT CROSSED A DITCH & A PARALLEL TAXIWAY. SUBSEQUENTLY, IT SLID INTO MUD, OFF THE LEFT SIDE OF THE TAXIWAY & THE LANDING GEAR COLLAPSED. THE PLT STATED THE WIND WAS FROM THE NORTH-NORTHWEST AT 5 TO 6 KTS. APRX 25 MI NORTH-NORTHEAST AT ANNISTON, AL, THE WIND WAS FROM 030 DEG AT 8 KTS.

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

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

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



Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..UNFAVORABLE WIND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SOFT


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..WET

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