NTSB Identification: NYC83LA147.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 20883.
Accident occurred Tuesday, June 21, 1983 in SHELBURNE, VT
Aircraft: BEECH BE-23, registration: N2389Z
Injuries: 1 Minor,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.

THE ACFT CRASHED INTO A DITCH DURING AN EMERGENCY LANDING AFTER A POWER LOSS. THE DUAL INSTRUCTIONAL FLIGHT WAS CLIMBINGAT ABOUT 200 FEET WHEN THE POWER DROPPED 700-800 RPM. THE PILOT APPLIED CARB HEAT SWITCHED FUEL TANKS AND TURNED TO AVOID A HOUSING AREA. THE ACFT DESCENDED TO 50-75 FT AND POWER WAS REGAINED. THE ACFT CLIMBED BACK TO 200 FT. ABOUT MID FIELD AND ON BASE LEG THE POWER LOSS WAS COMPLETE. A NORMAL LANDING COULD NOT BE ACCOMPLISHED. THE PILOT TURNED TO THE NORTH AND LANDED IN A STALL. THE LEFT WING CONTACTED A RAISED PORTION OF A DITCH ON THE WEST SIDE OF THE RUNWAY. GROUND CONTACT SEPARATED THE LANDING GEAR FROM THE ACFT. THE INSTRUCTOR PILOT WAS NOT INJURED, THE STUDENT RECEIVED MINOR INJURIES.

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

REASON FOR OCCURRENCE UNDETERMINED


Contributing Factors

LANDING GEAR,MAIN GEAR STRUT..OVERLOAD


Contributing Factors

LANDING GEAR,NOSE GEAR ASSEMBLY..OVERLOAD

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