NTSB Identification: CHI82DA057
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Tuesday, February 16, 1982 in COLUMBUS, OH
Probable Cause Approval Date: 02/16/1983
Aircraft: BEECH 90, registration: N3DS
Injuries: 4 Uninjured.

WITH OAT 25 DEGREES BELOW ZERO AND THE AIRCRAFT FLYING THROUGH HEAVY RAIN THE PILOT REPORTED THE ELEVATOR TRIM TAB BECAME INOPERATIVE. WHILE ATTEMPTING TO STABILIZE THE AIRCRAFT MANUALLY DURING AN ILS APPROACH THE AIRCRAFT DESCENDED BELOW GLIDESLOPE AND COLLIDED WITH A 35 FOOT TV ANTENNA 2 TO 3 MILES FROM THE RUNWAY. THE PILOT EXECUTED A MISSED APPROACH AND EVENTUALLY ELECTED TO FLY TO HIS ORIGINAL ALTERNATE, COLUMBUS. ON FINAL, THE TOWER PERSONNEL OBSERVED THE NOSE GEAR NOT FULLY EXTENDED AND NOTIFIED THE PILOT. BOTH ENGINES WERE FEATHERED AND UPON TOUCHDOWN THE NOSE GEAR COLLAPSED. INVESTIGATION REVEALED N3DS HAD BEEN CLEARED FOR A DME/ILS TO 7000 FEET BUT NO FINAL APPROACH CLEARANCE HAD EVER BEEN ISSUED.

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

IFR PROCEDURE..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

DECISION HEIGHT..BELOW..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

LANDING GEAR,NOSE GEAR..PREVIOUS DAMAGE

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

LANDING GEAR,NOSE GEAR..UNLOCKED


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..RAIN


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..TEMPERATURE EXTREMES


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..ICING CONDITIONS


Contributing Factors

FLIGHT CONTROL,ELEVATOR TAB..FROZEN


Contributing Factors

FLT CONTROL SYST,ELEVATOR TRIM/TAB CONTROL..MOVEMENT RESTRICTED


Contributing Factors

ELEVATOR TRIM..NOT POSSIBLE..PILOT IN COMMAND




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