NTSB Identification: MIA83LA153.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 21792.
Accident occurred Friday, June 03, 1983 in CLEARWATER, FL
Aircraft: BEECH 58, registration: N275ZA
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 ACFT COLLIDED WITH A DIRT MOUND AND TAXIWAY DURING LANDING TO THE LEFT OF THE RWY. THE PLT STATED THAT DUE TO POOR VISIBILITY CAUSED BY HAZE AND THE SETTING SUN THAT HE MISTOOK A WHITE LINE OF SAND AS THE CENTERLINE OF THE RWY. THIS LINE WAS LEFT OF THE RWY AND THE LANDING OFF THE RWY LED TO THE COLLAPSE OF THE LANDING NOSE GEAR AND LEFT MAIN GEAR AS THE ACFT STRUCK A DIRT MOUND AND A TAXI WAY. THE RIGHT MAIN GEAR COLLAPSED AFTER THE OTHER GEAR FAILED.

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

PROPER ALIGNMENT..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..SUNGLARE




Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..HAZE/SMOKE


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..DIRT BANK/RISING EMBANKMENT

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