On August 1, 1993, at approximately 1245 central daylight time, a Beech 35-33, N864R, sustained substantial damage near Guymon, Oklahoma, following a loss of control during a go around in gusty crosswinds. The private pilot and three passengers did not receive injuries. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the personal cross country flight. Use your browsers 'back' function to return to synopsisReturn to Query Page
The nearest weather reporting station at the time of the accident was reporting the winds from 080 degrees at 19 knots gusting to 25 knots. Witnesses at the site reported the winds variable and gusting in excess of 25 knots.
The Pilot/Operator Report revealed the following information. The flight departed Cheyenne, Wyoming, earlier that day. The pilot received enroute weather from flight watch. Approximately 10 miles northweast of Guymon, Oklahoma, the pilot obtained the local weather over the airport unicom frequency. Winds were reported from 040 degrees at 10 knots gusting to 25 knots. On final approach to runway 36, the airplane encountered moderate turbulence. During the landing flare, the airplane encountered windshear. As the pilot initiated a go around, the left main gear impacted the runway and collapsed. The airplane slid on the ground and came to rest off the left side of the runway.