NTSB Identification: LAX82DA340
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, September 11, 1982 in BEAR VALLEY, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/11/1983
Aircraft: BEECH C23, registration: N4357W
Injuries: 1 Serious.

THE PILOT LANDED LONG AND FAST ON THE RUNWAY. HE WAS USING RUNWAY 19 AND THE WIND WAS FROM THE NORTH AT 15-20 KTS. HE LANDED AND WHILE STILL ROLLING AT 65 KTS INITIATED A GO-AROUND. HE DID NOT CLIMB HIGH ENOUGH TO CLEAR SMALL TREE AND AFTER COLLIDING WITH THEM HE CRASHED AND BURNED. THE PILOT WAS SERIOUSLY BURNED BUT SURVIVED BY JUMPING INTO A NEAR-BY STREAM.

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

PLANNED APPROACH..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

WRONG RUNWAY..SELECTED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

AIRSPEED..EXCESSIVE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

PROPER TOUCHDOWN POINT..EXCEEDED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

GO-AROUND..ATTEMPTED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..TAILWIND

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