NTSB Identification: NYC82DA043
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Friday, March 05, 1982 in MANCHESTER, NH
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/05/1983
Aircraft: BEECH C-24R, registration: N6135S
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

THE TOWER CONTROLLER ADVISED THE FLIGHT WHILE ON BASE LEG THAT THE WINDS WERE FROM 300 DEGREES AT 15 KNOTS. THIS INFORMATION WAS GIVEN AT 1045 EST AND WAS THE LAST WIND INFORMATION GIVEN TO THE PILOT BEFORE LANDING. ACCORDING TO THE PILOT MODERATE TURBULENCE AND GUSTY WINDS WERE ENCOUNTERED ON FINAL APPROACH UNTIL TOUCHDOWN. AT TOUCHDOWN GUSTS CAUGHT THE AIRCRAFT, DIRECTIONAL CONTROL WAS LOST, THEAIRCRAFT DEPARTED THE LEFT SIDE OF THE RUNWAY, STRUCK A FROZEN SNOWBANK, AND TURNED OVER. THE 1050 EST MANCHESTER WEATHER OBSERVATION STATED THAT THE WINDS WERE 310 DEGREES AT 15 KNOTS GUSTING TO 25 KNOTS.

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

CONTROL TOWER SERVICE..INADEQUATE..ATC PERSONNEL(LCL/GND/CLNC)

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

WIND INFORMATION..INADEQUATE..ATC PERSONNEL(LCL/GND/CLNC)

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

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..GUSTS


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..TURBULENCE


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SNOWBANK

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