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 Post subject: NTSB 6120.4F Narrative Statement
PostPosted: Sat Dec 22, 2007 6:14 pm 
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NTSB 6120.4F
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NARRATIVE STATEMENT OF PERTINENT FACTS, CONDITIONS AND CIRCUMSTANCES RELATING TO THE ACCIDENT AT LEESBURG, FLORIDA ON MARCH 19, 1982, INVOLVING A BEECH MODEL F35, AIRCRAFT, N567LT.

History of Flight:
At 10:00 e.s.t. on March 19, 1982, aircraft N567LT, a Beech model F35, collided with a vehicle, tree and residence while the pilot was executing low passes over a residence on the south side of the eastern end of runway 11 at the Flying Baron Estates airport, Leesburg, FL. The pilot and passengers were killed and the aircraft was destroyed by impact forces and fire. There were no injuries to persons on the ground but the bus with which the aircraft collided was damaged, the tree was severed, 2 automobiles in the garage of the Georgian type residence were destroyed and the residence was extensively damaged when the post crash fire spread to the main part of the structure.
The accident involved personnel associated with Ozzy Osbourne's rock band, who had traveled to Leesburg in their private Greyhound type bus after completing a concert in Knoxville, TN on the evening of March 18th. The pilot was employed as the driver of the bus and the group had arrived at the Flying Baron Estates private airport at about 09:00 on the accident date. Prior to the fatal flight, the pilot made a short local flight with 2 members of the group aboard during which he made several low passes over the area. After taking off on the second flight with 2 other members of the group on board, the pilot made more low passes over the area. The group's bus was parked about 60 feet in front of the north facing residence and on the final low pass the left wing collided with the bus. The aircraft was in a left bank at the time of the collision and the bulk of the aircraft structure crossed over the bus and severed a large pine tree before crashing through the roof of the garage on the west end of the residence where post crash fire erupted.

Pilot Information:
The pilot possessed a private pilot certificate with ratings in airplanes single and multi-engine land, instruments airplanes and helicopters. The latest medical certificate on file for the pilot was dated November 16, 1979. That medical certificate had expired and no record was found that the pilot possessed a current medical certificate. The pilot's flight logbooks were not received and his recent flight experience was not determined. His application for a medical certificate dated 11-16-79 showed 1,500 flying hours.

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Aircraft Information:
The aircraft records were reported to have been on board at the time of the crash and the aircraft history was not determined. The owner, Mike Partin, remarked that he did not remember whether an annual inspection had been performed within the preceding 12 months. In a cover letter received with his partially completed accident report, NTSB Form 6120.1, he stated the following: "...The plane was stored in a hangar at the Flying Baron Ranch. No one was given permission to fly the plane...."

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Meteorological Information:
The weather was VFR and not a factor In the accident. The 09:50 surface weather observation at the nearest reporting station in Orlando, FL showed 1,500 feet scattered, visibility 7 miles with surface winds from 170 degrees at 7 knots.

Aircraft Wreckage:
There was a 5 to 6 foot diagonal slash on the upper left side of the bus about 1/3rd of the way aft from the front. The bus was parked on an easterly heading In front of the north facing residence and a pine tree standing between the bus and the residence was severed about 10 feet above the ground. The separated outer portion of the left wing that collided with the bus was adjacent to the rear of the bus and outside the post crash fire pattern. The inboard portion of the left wing including the landing gear and portions of the empennage and "V" tail were outside the garage adjacent to the north wall. The remainder of the aircraft slammed through the garage roof and came to rest inside.
The wreckage was almost totally consumed in the post crash fire and the readings or settings of the various cockpit instruments, switches, levers etc. were not obtained. The engine sustained extensive fire and impact damage and all of the accessories were destroyed. The propeller was attached to the crankshaft and the outer portions of the blades were consumed in the fire.

Medical and Pathological Information:
Autopsies were performed by the State of Florida's district medical examiner in Leesburg and toxicological studies were conducted at the Federal Aviation Administration’s civil aeromedical institute in Oklahoma City, OK. The post mortem studies showed no evidence of human factors involvement.

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Note: Above, section of Randy Rhoads toxocological form, below, section of Andrew Aycock toxocological form.

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