NTSB Identification: MKC83LA016
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Tuesday, November 02, 1982 in EXCELSIOR SPGS., MO
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/02/1983
Aircraft: BEECH A23-19, registration: N5958S
Injuries: 1 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 STUDENT PILOT REPORTED THAT HE MADE A LANDING APPROACH TO RUNWAY 01 IN WINDS THAT WERE FROM 320 DEGREES AT 5, GUSTING 8 KTS. DURING THE APPROACH, HE LOWERED FULL FLAPS AND MAINTAINED A LEFT WING LOW ATTITUDE TO COMPENSATE FOR THE CROSSWIND. THE PILOT REPORTED THAT DURING THE LANDING, THE AIRCRAFT LOST LIFT AND FELL FROM ABOUT 15 TO 20 FT AGL. THE AIRCRAFT LANDED HARD AND THE NOSE GEAR COLLAPSED. REPORTEDLY, THE POWER HAD BEEN RETARDED TO IDLE BEFORE THE AIRCRAFT STALLED AND LANDED HARD.

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

LEVEL OFF..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CROSSWIND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..GUSTS


Contributing Factors

LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE..PILOT IN COMMAND


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