NTSB Identification: ATL83LLQ01
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Monday, October 04, 1982 in HAZARD, KY
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/04/1983
Aircraft: BEECH 35, registration: N188CB
Injuries: 1 Serious.

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

THE PILOT REPORTED THAT THE AIRPORT WAS LOCATED IN A VALLEY, AND DUE TO THE TERRAIN, IT WAS NECESSARY TO TAKEOFF ON RUNWAY 17 WITH A QUARTERING LEFT TAIL WIND. HE REPORTED THAT A MOUNTAIN WAS LOCATED CLOSE TO THE RUNWAY CENTERLINE (TO THE RIGHT) AS WELL AS POWER LINES AND OTHER HAZARDS. REPORTEDLY, THE AIRCRAFT WAS MANEUVERED 200 FT LEFT OF THE CENTERLINE AS IT WAS CONFIGURED FOR A CLIMB. THE PILOT REPORTED THAT AT ABOUT 500 FT AGL, HE ENCOUNTERED WIND SHEAR OR A DOWNDRAFT, THE AIRSPEED DROPPED FROM 110 TO JUST UNDER 90 MPH AND SOME ALTITUDE WAS LOST. REPORTEDLY, HE APPLIED FULL POWER, THEN REALIZED HE HAD BECOME TEMPORARILY DISORIENTED WHEN HE SAW THAT HIS HEADING HAD CHANGED 20 DEG TO THE LEFT. AS HE ATTEMPTED TO CORRECT THE SITUATION, THE PLANE STRUCK SEVERAL TREES, THEN HIT THE GROUND.

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

AIRSPEED..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

ALTITUDE..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

BECAME LOST/DISORIENTED..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..WINDSHEAR


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..FOG


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)

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