NTSB Identification: CHI83LA117.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 21965.
Nonscheduled 14 CFR
Accident occurred Tuesday, February 22, 1983 in DETROIT, MI
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/04/1988
Aircraft: BEECH 58, registration: N58WA
Injuries: 1 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.

DURING ARRIVAL, THE PLT RECEIVED VECTORS FOR AN ILS APPROACH. HE ELECTED TO MAKE A LOCALIZER ONLY APPROACH. AT THE OUTER MARKER, THE ACFT WAS APRX 200 FT ABOVE THE MINIMUM ALTITUDE & ABOVE THE APPROACH SPEED. THE PLT REPORTED THAT HE REDUCED THE AIRSPEED DURING THE DESCENT & VISUALLY ACQUIRED THE RWY ENVIRONMENT APRX 1 1/2 OUT. ACCORDING TO THE PLT, HE TOUCHED DOWN ABOUT 1/3 OF THE WAY DOWN THE RWY. OTHER WITNESSES REPORTED THAT THE ACFT TOUCHED DOWN AT OR BEYOND THE MIDPOINT. THE WIND WAS CALM & THE RWY WAS WET. AFTER TOUCHDOWN, THE PLT APPLIED BRAKES, BUT REPORTED THAT THE ACFT FELT LIKE IT WAS ON ICE. AS HE APPROACHED THE END OF THE RWY, HE TRIED TO STEAR TO THE LEFT TO AVOID THE LOCALIZER ANTENNA, BUT ACFT HIT THE LEFT PORTION OF THE ANTENNA.

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

DISTANCE..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

AIRSPEED..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

GO-AROUND..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..DARK NIGHT


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..APPROACH LIGHT/NAVAID


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..FOG


Contributing Factors

AIRPORT FACILITIES,RUNWAY/LANDING AREA CONDITION..WET


Contributing Factors

AIRCRAFT PERFORMANCE,HYDROPLANING CONDITION..WATER

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