NTSB Identification: CHI83FA239.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 23677.
Accident occurred Sunday, June 05, 1983 in AUBURN, OH
Aircraft: BEECH 35, registration: N3939N
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 APPROACHED THE 1800 FT GRASS STRIP FROM THE WEST. LOCAL RESIDENTS REPORTED THE WIND AS FROM THE WSE AT 28-30 MPH. THERE WAS NO WIND SOCK AT THE LANDING STRIP. ACCORDING TO WITNESSES THE ACFT TRAVELED 3/4 OF THE RWY WITHOUT TOUCHING THE GROUND. AT THIS POINT A GO-AROUND WAS INITIATED AND A TURN STARTED TO AVOID OBSTRUCTIONS. TREES AND WIRES WERE NARROWLY MISSED AND THEN WITNESSES SAW THE ACFT GO INTO A NEARLY VERTICAL CLIMB ATTITUDE BEFORE FALLING OFF ON THE LEFT WING AND CRASHING INTO TREES. THE ACFT CONTACTED THE GROUND IN AN ALMOST VERTICAL NOSE DOWN ATTITUDE. THE LANDING GEAR WAS EXTENDED AND THE WING FLAPS WERE AT 25 DEGREES WHEN THE ACFT WAS EXAMINED AFTER THE CRASH.

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

WEATHER CONDITION..TAILWIND

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

FLIGHT CONTROLS..IMPROPER USE OF..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

AIRSPEED..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

GO-AROUND..DELAYED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

MANEUVER..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

STALL..UNCONTROLLED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

WIND INFORMATION..NOT ATTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

EXPECTANCY..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..HIGH WIND

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