NTSB Identification: FTW83FRG01
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Tuesday, October 19, 1982 in ROUND ROCK, TX
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/19/1983
Aircraft: BEECH 58, registration: N1820N
Injuries: 2 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.
BFR TKOF, THE PLT OBTAINED A WX BRIEFING & FILED AN IFR FLT PLAN. HE TKOF AT APRX 0816 CDT. AT APRX 0820, THE ACFT WAS RADAR IDENTIFIED ABOUT 1 MI SOUTH OF ROUND ROCK, TX, HEADING EASTBOUND. THE PLT WAS ISSUED AN IFR CLNC, AS FILED, & WAS CLRD TO CLIMB FROM 2000 TO 7000 FT. APRX 1 MIN LATER, AN ATC CONTROLLER NOTICED THAT THE ACFT HAD TURNED NORTHBOUND & QUERIED THE PLT, BUT THE PLT'S RESPONSE WAS UNREADABLE. SHORTLY AFTER THAT, RADAR & RADIO CONTACT WERE LOST. A WITNESS STATED THAT SHE HEARD "THE ROAR OF AIRPLANE ENGINES", BUT ALSO STATED "IT SEEMED TO BE HAVING ENGINE TROUBLE." SHE REPORTED THAT THE ACFT BANKED RGT AS IF TO LAND, BUT HIT A FENCE, THEN A NUGE FIRE ERUPTED. THE ACFT WAS DEMOLISHED BY FIRE. BOTH ENGS WERE DISASSEMBLED & INSPECTED, BUT NO FAILURES WERE NOTED, EXCEPT WHERE THE LEFT ENG OIL SUMP WAS PUSHED IN. AT AUSTIN, TX, THE WX (IN PART) WAS: 400 FT OVC, VIS 1/2 MI WITH FOG.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:REASON FOR OCCURRENCE UNDETERMINED
WEATHER CONDITION..LOW CEILING
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