NTSB Identification: LAX83LA283.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 21668.
Accident occurred Monday, June 13, 1983 in PRESCOTT, AZ
Aircraft: BEECH A23-24, registration: N7927L
Injuries: 4 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 CROSS COUNTRY FLT WAS MADE LATER THAN THE PILOT INTENDED. THE PILOT HAD NEVER LANDED THIS MODEL ACFT ON A DARK NIGHT AT A HIGH DENSITY ALT ARPT. THE PILOT REPORTED THAT THINGS WERE HAPPENING A LOT FASTER THAN HE WAS ACCUSTOMED TO. BY THE TIME HE SAW THE RWY IT WAS TOO LATE TO FLARE. THE ACFT LANDED HARD AND THE NOSE GEAR COLLAPSED.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:LEVEL OFF..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND
LIGHT CONDITION..DARK NIGHT
LANDING GEAR,NOSE GEAR ASSEMBLY..OVERLOAD
WEATHER CONDITION..HIGH DENSITY ALTITUDE
LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE IN TYPE OPERATION..PILOT IN COMMAND
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