NTSB Identification: FTW84LA093.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 23813.
Accident occurred Sunday, December 11, 1983 in EL PASO, TX
Aircraft: VICKERS TYPE 668 VARSITY, registration: N65338
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 WAS ON A FLT FROM THE EL PASO INTL ARPT TO THE WEST TEXAS ARPT. A HARD LANDING WAS MADE CAUSING ALL THREE LANDING GEAR TO COLLAPSE, FOLDED THE LEFT WING AFT JUST INBOARD OF THE ENG & TWISTED THE ENTIRE RIGHT WING ABOUT 30 DEG LEADING EDGE DOWN. ACCORDING TO THE PLT THE ACFT WAS FLOWN WITH 30 DEG OF FLAPS ON DOWNWIND & 47 DEG OF FLAPS ON BASE. HE ALSO REPORTED THAT BOTH AIRSPEED INDICATORS WERE STUCK AT 110 KTS. ACCORDING TO PHOTOGRAPHS TAKEN BY AN UNIDENTIFIED PARTY, THE FLAPS WERE IN THE UP POSITION IN THE PATTERN & DURING TOUCHDOWN. TOUCHDOWN WAS MADE WITH THE RIGHT MAIN GEAR OFF THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE RWY. THE ACFT WHEEL TRACK IS ONLY 4 FT LESS THAN THE WIDTH OF THE RWY. THE PLT DID NOT HAVE A TYPE RATING NOR AUTHORIZATION IN LIEU OF A TYPE RATING FOR THE 15 MIN FERRY FLT. THE PLT HAD 4140 HRS CO-PLT TIME IN THEACFT, DURING WHICH HE HAD NEVER LANDED THE ACFT.

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:

OVERCONFIDENCE IN PERSONAL ABILITY..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

LEVEL OFF..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

INADEQUATE INITIAL TRAINING..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE IN TYPE OF AIRCRAFT..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

UNSUITABLE TERRAIN OR TAKEOFF/LANDING/TAXI AREA..SELECTED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

PROPER ALIGNMENT..NOT ATTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND





Contributing Factors

FLIGHT/NAV INSTRUMENTS,AIRSPEED INDICATOR..INOPERATIVE

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