NTSB Identification: LAX83LA010
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, October 09, 1982 in SEDONA, AZ
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/09/1983
Aircraft: BEECH C23, registration: N9248S
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

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 HE ENTERED THE TRAFFIC PATTERN TO LAND ON RUNWAY 03 WITH THE WIND DOWN THE RUNWAY AT 20, GUSTING 25 KTS. HE MADE A GO-AROUND ON HIS FIRST APPROACH, DURING THE SECOND APPROACH, HE ENCOUNTERED A GUST OF WIND, LANDED HARD AND THE AIRCRAFT VEERED TO THE RIGHT. THE AIRPORT WAS LOCATED ON TOP OF A MESA AND WAS ELEVATED ABOVE THE SURROUNDING TERRAIN. THE PILOT REPORTED MODERATE TURBULENCE IN THE AREA.

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

COMPENSATION FOR WIND CONDITIONS..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..GUSTS


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..UNFAVORABLE WIND


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