NTSB Identification: ATL83IA018
Scheduled 14 CFR Part 135: Air Taxi & Commuter
Incident occurred Thursday, October 28, 1982 in CLARKSVILLE, TN
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/28/1983
Aircraft: BEECH B99, registration: N4099A
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators used data provided by various sources and may not have traveled in support of this investigation to prepare this aircraft incident report.

AS THERE WERE NO PASSENGERS ON THE FLIGHT, THE COPILOT WAS FLYING THE LEG FROM THE LEFT SEAT. ON ARRIVAL OVER CLARKSVILLE, THE CAPTAIN INSTRUCTED THE FIRST OFFICER TO EXECUTE A SHORT FIELD LANDING. THE APPROACH WAS NORMAL UNTIL THE AIRCRAFT WAS FLARED HIGH AND CONSEQUENTLY LANDED HARD. DURING ROLL OUT THE RIGHT MAIN GEAR COLLAPSED INTO THE WHEEL WELL AND THE RIGHT WING AND PROPELLER SETTLED ONTO THE RUNWAY. INVESTIGATION REVEALED THAT THE RIGHT MAIN GEAR LOCK LINK WAS FRACTURED IN THREE PLACES. A METALLURGICAL EXAMINATION OF THE FRACTURES INDICATED THAT THEY HAD OCCURRED IN OVERLOAD.

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

FLARE..IMPROPER..COPILOT/SECOND PILOT

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