NTSB Identification: MIA83LA198.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 22497.
Nonscheduled 14 CFR
Accident occurred Monday, August 08, 1983 in ELGIN AFB, FL
Aircraft: BEECH H-18, registration: N18AW
Injuries: 2 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 PLT REPORTED THAT DURING THE LANDING, THE ACFT 'SNAPPED' TO THE RIGHT & ATTEMPTS TO RECOVER WERE UNSUCCESSFUL. DURING A SUBSEQUENT GROUND LOOP, THE LEFT MAIN GEAR COLLAPSED. AN EXAM OF THE FRACTURE WAS MADE, BUT NO SIGNS OF FATIGUE CRACKING WAS EVIDENT. ALSO, NO PRE-ACCIDENT/MECHANICAL FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION WAS FOUND.

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

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

GROUND LOOP/SWERVE..NOT POSSIBLE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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