NTSB Identification: ATL84LA019.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 21928.
Accident occurred Friday, October 14, 1983 in TOPPING, VA
Aircraft: BEECH B-23, registration: N5234M
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 ACFT OVERRAN THE DEPARTURE END OF THE RWY AND COLLIDED WITH A DITCH DURING LANDING. THE WEATHER WAS VMC. ACCORDING TO THE PILOT 2 GO-AROUNDS HAD BEEN MADE BECAUSE THE ACFT WAS HIGH. ON THE 3RD APPROACH A TOUCHDOWN WAS MADE ABOUT 1/2 WAY DOWN THE 2500 FT RWY. THE PILOT THOUGHT SHE COULD STOP SO SHE RETRACTED THE FLAPS AND USED THE BRAKES. THE ACFT DID NOT STOP AND THE COLLISION WITH A DITCH FAILED THE NOSE GEAR.

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

PLANNED APPROACH..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

AIRSPEED..EXCESSIVE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

PROPER TOUCHDOWN POINT..EXCEEDED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

GO-AROUND..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION


Contributing Factors

LANDING GEAR,NOSE GEAR ASSEMBLY..OVERLOAD

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