NTSB Identification: MKC82DA066
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, April 17, 1982 in WEST UNION, IA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 04/17/1983
Aircraft: BEECH B-19, registration: N24582
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

THE PILOT WAS FLYING HIS NEWLY PURCHASED AIRCRAFT FROM CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA TO WEST UNION, IOWA. HE HAD PURCHASED THE AIRCRAFT ON THE PREVIOUS DAY AND HAD RECEIVED A CHECKOUT FROM THE SELLER. THE PILOT REPORTED THAT WHEN HE WAS ON FINAL APPROACH, THE AIRCRAFT SETTLED 25 TO 30 FT AND HE WAS UNABLE TO RECOVER THE ALTITUDE. THE AIRCRAFT TOUCHED DOWN 45 FT SHORT OF THE RUNWAY ON WET AND MUDDY TERRAIN. AFTER TOUCHDOWN, THE NOSE GEAR HIT THE LIP OF THE RUNWAY AND COLLAPSED. THE WIND WAS GUSTING TO 20 KTS.

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

ALTITUDE..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

DISTANCE..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

AIRSPEED..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..HIGH WIND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..GUSTS


Contributing Factors

LACK OF FAMILIARITY WITH AIRCRAFT..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..WET


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SOFT


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..RUNWAY


Contributing Factors

LANDING GEAR,NOSE GEAR..OVERLOAD

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