NTSB Identification: IAD77DA049
14 CFR Part 135 Scheduled operation of WHEELER AVIATI
Aircraft: AEROSTAR 600, registration: N72HB

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-2162   77/7/1    ABINGDON,VA         AEROSTAR 600        CR-  0  0  1  COMMERCIAL                COMMERCIAL, AGE 35, 2294
        TIME - 0825                    N72HB               PX-  0  0  1  COMMUTER AIR CARRIER      TOTAL HOURS, 444 IN TYPE,
                                       DAMAGE-MINOR        OT-  0  0  0  AIR TAXI-CARGO S-I        INSTRUMENT RATED.
        CLASSIFIED AS INCIDENT
        NAME OF AIRPORT - VIRGINIA HIGHLAND
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION
          MARION,VA                   ABINGDON,VA
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           HARD LANDING                                             LANDING: LEVEL OFF/TOUCHDOWN
           GEAR COLLAPSED                                           LANDING: ROLL
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           PILOT IN COMMAND - INADEQUATE SUPERVISION OF FLIGHT
           PERSONNEL - MISCELLANEOUS-PERSONNEL: PASSENGER
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - INTERFERENCE WITH FLIGHT CONTROLS
           PERSONNEL - PRODUCTION-DESIGN-PERSONNEL: POOR/INADEQUATE DESIGN
           AIRFRAME - LANDING GEAR: MAIN GEAR-SHOCK ABSORBING ASSY,STRUTS,ATTACHMENTS,ETC.
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - FATIGUE FRACTURE
        FACTOR(S)
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - OVERLOAD FAILURE
        REMARKS- PAX R SEAT PULLED YOKE DRG LDG ROLL,BALLOONED.UPPER ASSY LWR COLLAR R GR CRACKED.L GR COLLAPSED.

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