The pilot reported that just prior to landing in Kalispell, Mont., he noted there was ice on the Beech 58’s wings. He activated the de-ice boots and proceeded to land.
During the landing flare, about 12 feet above the ground, the plane buffeted and the nose lowered.
The pilot added full power to initiate a go-around when the plane stalled and the left wing hit the ground. The pilot reduced power.
The airplane touched down onto the runway and skidded off the left side before it came to a rest.
The crash resulted in one serious and two minor injuries.
During the accident sequence the left wing sustained substantial damage.
The NTSB determined the probable cause as the pilot’s failure to maintain airplane control during the landing sequence.
NTSB Identification: WPR14CA067
This December 2013 accident report is provided by the National Transportation Safety Board. Published as an educational tool, it is intended to help pilots learn from the misfortunes of others.