NTSB Identification: SEA91FA157.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 44405.
Accident occurred Saturday, July 06, 1991 in ROCHE HARBOR, WA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/11/1992
Aircraft: BEECH V35B, registration: N6036E
Injuries: 3 Fatal.

NTSB investigators either traveled in support of this investigation or conducted a significant amount of investigative work without any travel, and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

THE NIGHT TAKEOFF WAS TOWARD RISING TERRAIN AND TREES. THE AIRPLANE FIRST STRUCK A TREE APRX 200 FT NORTH OF THE RUNWAY CENTERLINE AND APRX 150 FT FROM THE DEPARTURE END OF THE RUNWAY. IT THEN STRUCK A RESIDENCE AND A PICKUP TRUCK. A PILOT WITNESS STATED THE ENGINE SOUNDED NORMAL. LOCAL PILOTS REPORT THAT TAKEOFF IS NORMALLY TO THE WEST OVER THE HARBOR.

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

THE PILOT'S FAILURE TO PLAN HIS TAKEOFF PATH TO PROVIDE ADEQUATE TERRAIN CLEARANCE. THE RISING TERRAIN AND DARK NIGHT LIGHT CONDITIONS WERE CONTRIBUTING FACTORS.

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