NTSB Identification: NYC84LA031.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 22125.
Accident occurred Friday, November 18, 1983 in WEST DOVER, VT
Aircraft: BEECH B23, registration: N7605R
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 DESCENT, BELOW 4000 FT, HE ENCOUNTER SEVERE TURBULENCE. HE REPORTED THAT THE DESTINATION WIND WAS FROM THE NORTHWEST, BUT HE COULD NOT RECALL THE WIND VELOCITY. DURING ARRIVAL, FINAL APCH TO RWY 01 WAS FLOWN AT 80 MPH WHILE STILL IN SEVERE TURBULENCE. RIGHT RUDDER. LEFT AILERON & FULL FLAPS WERE USED DURING THE APCH. ACCORDING TO THE PLT, WHEN THE ACFT WAS ABOUT 200 FT FROM THE RUNWAY AT ABOUT 150 TO 200 FT, IT ENTERED A LEVEL DESCENT & 'PANCAKED' TO THE GROUND 'FROM APPARENT WIND SHEAR.' THE ACFT CONTACTED THE GROUND APRX 35 FT SHORT OF THE RWY, SKIDDED OVER THE THRESHOLD & CAME TO REST ABOUT 100 FT DOWN THE RWY. THE LANDING GEAR WAS DESTROYED AND THE WING SPARS, WING SKIN, HORIZONTAL STABILIZER & PROP WERE DAMAGED.

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

PLANNING/DECISION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

WEATHER CONDITION..WINDSHEAR



Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..TURBULENCE


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CROSSWIND

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