NTSB Identification: MIA84FA032.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 23471.
Accident occurred Saturday, November 19, 1983 in NEAR NAPLES, FL
Aircraft: BEECH 95-B55, registration: N1826Z
Injuries: 2 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.
THE PLT, ALONG WITH HIS SAFETY PLT, DEPARTED PAGE FIELD AT 1401 TO ACCOMPLISH AIRWORK. 1 MIN LATER THE CREW WAS QUESTIONED BY THE TOWER WHY THEY HAD NOT STARTED A TURN SOUTHBOUND. THE SAFETY PLT RESPONDED 'I JUST PULLED AN ENGINE ONHIM AND HE IS GOING TO START HIS TURN NOW.' THE PLT LATER LATER INQUIRED AS TO WHETHER THE AREA NW OF NAPLES WAS ALRIGHTFOR PRACTICING AIRWORK. SUBSEQUENTLY A WITNESS SAW A LARGE SPLASH IN THE WATER. AFTER ARRIVING IN THE AREA OF THE SPLASH, HE FOUND AN OIL SLICK & PARIS OF THE ACFT. THE ACFT WAS SUBSEQUENTLY RETRIEVED & THE GEAR WAS FOUND IN THE DOWN POSITION. THERE WAS EXTENSIVE DAMAGE TO THE UNDERSIDE OF THE WINGS & FUSELAGE.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:AIRSPEED..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND
EMERGENCY PROCEDURE..SIMULATED..OTHER CREWMEMBER
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