NTSB Identification: MKC84FA033.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 22646.
Nonscheduled 14 CFR
Accident occurred Monday, December 05, 1983 in KANSAS CITY, KS
Aircraft: BEECH TC-45J, registration: N704M
Injuries: 1 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 ACFT WAS A BEECH TC-45J THAT HAD BEEN MODIFIED INTO A HAMILTON TURBOLINER UNDER STC SA-1821-WE. DURING ARRIVAL, THE PLT REPORTED THAT HE ENCOUNTERED MODERATE ICING AT 4000 FT. HE MADE A LOCALIZER-ONLY APCH TO RWY 35. AN ATC SPECIALIST STATED THAT THEY SAW THE ACFT BREAK OUT OF THE CLOUDS OVER THE APCH END OF THE RWY. AT ABOUT THAT TIME, THE PLT TRANSMITTED THAT HE WAS GOING TO ENTER A LEFT BASE TURN FOR RWY 35 & THAT HE HAD THE RWY IN SIGHT. HE STARTED A TURN, AND SHORTLY THEREAFTER, THE ACFT ENTER A STEEP NOSE DOWN ATTITUDE. THE ACFT IMPACTED IN A RAILROAD YARD IN A RELATIVELY LEVEL ATTITUDE WITH THE LANDING GEAR EXTENDED & THE WING FLAPS RETRACTED. HOWEVER, DURING IMPACT, IT WAS STILL DESCENDING AT A STEEP ANGLE (ESTIMATED APRX 30 DEG). IT WAS DESTROYED BY IMPACT & GROUND FIRE. NO PREIMPACT, MECHANICAL FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION WAS FOUND. THE MINIMUM CEILING & VISIBILITY FOR A STRAIGHT-IN APCH WERE 500 FT & 1 MI, AND FOR A CIRCLING APCH, THE MINIMUMS WERE 700 FT & 1 MI.

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

AIRSPEED..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

STALL..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

FLIGHT INTO KNOWN ADVERSE WEATHER..CONTINUED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..LOW CEILING



Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..RAIN


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..ICING CONDITIONS


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..FOG


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..BELOW APPROACH/LANDING MINIMUMS


Contributing Factors

NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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