NTSB Identification: CHI82FA342
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Thursday, September 16, 1982 in BEAVER DAM, WI
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/16/1983
Aircraft: BEECH H35, registration: N4676D
Injuries: 1 Fatal.

NTSB investigators either traveled in support of this investigation or conducted a significant amount of investigative work without any travel, and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

AT ABOUT 1530 CDT, THE AIRCRAFT DEPARTED MADISON, WI ON A FLIGHT TO THE DODGE COUNTY AIRPORT AT JUNEAU, WI. ACCORDING TO A FIXED BASE OPERATOR AT JUNEAU, THE PILOT HAD MADE ARRANGEMENTS TO FLY THE AIRCRAFT THERE ON THAT DATE FOR AN ANNUAL INSPECTION. AT 1544, THE PLANE CRASHED ON DOWNSLOPING TERRAIN IN AN UNPLANTED CORN FIELD AND WAS DESTROYED. NUMEROUS WITNESSES REPORTED SEEING THE PLANE, BUT DID NOT HEAR THE ENGINE RUNNING. ONE WITNESS SAW THE AIRCRAFT CIRCLE FROM A NORTHERLY HEADING AND TURN TOWARD THE SOUTHWEST BEFORE IT CRASHED. ACCORDING TO A SHERIFF'S REPORT, THE WIND WAS FROM THE SOUTHWEST. AN EXAMINATION OF THE ENGINE WAS MADE, BUT NO PREIMPACT MALFUNCTIONS OR FAILURES WERE FOUND. THE CRASH SITE WAS LOCATE ABOUT 6 MI FROM THE DESTINATION AIRPORT.

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

REASON FOR OCCURRENCE UNDETERMINED



Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..OPEN FIELD


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..DOWNHILL

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