NTSB Identification: FTW83FA387.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 22878.
Accident occurred Saturday, August 20, 1983 in CONCHAS, NM
Aircraft: BEECH V35, registration: N5429U
Injuries: 4 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.

IT WAS REPORTED THAT THE PLT HAD BEEN GIVING RIDES TO VARIOUS FAMILY MEMBERS & THE ACFT WAS OBSERVED FLYING IN THE AREA OF CONCHAS LAKE ON SEVERAL OCCASIONS. IT WAS ALSO REPORTED THAT THE ACFT HAD 'BUZZED' BOATS ON THE LAKE SEVERAL TIMES DURING THE DAY. THE ACCIDENT FLT DEPARTED THE ARPT WITH FOUR ADULTS ABOARD; THREE BROTHERS & ONE SISTER. THE ACFT DEPARTED RWY 9 & TRAVELED ABOUT 3/4 MI BEFORE IMPACTING IN THE DESERT IN A STEEP NOSE DOWN ATTITUDE. EXAMINATION OF THE THROWOVER CONTROL WHEEL & ITS PIVOTING ARM, WHICH HAD SEPARATED, INDICATED IT WAS MOST PROBABLY POSITIONED FOR USE BY THE RIGHT SEAT PASSENGER WHO WAS NOT A CERTIFICATED PLT. THE PLT'S MUSCLE TISSUE ALCOHOL LEVEL WAS 0.113

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

JUDGMENT..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

IMPAIRMENT(ALCOHOL)..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

AIRCRAFT HANDLING..UNCONTROLLED..PASSENGER

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