NTSB Identification: ATL91LA170.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 45615.
Accident occurred Tuesday, September 03, 1991 in ASHEVILLE, NC
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/04/1992
Aircraft: BEECH B-33, registration: N1782G
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

THE PILOT ATTEMPTED A NORMAL TAKEOFF FROM A TURF AIRSTRIP WITH TALL AND WET GRASS. AS THE AIRPLANE ACCELERATED ON THE TAKEOFF ROLL, THE PILOT REALIZED THAT A SAFE TAKEOFF AND CLIMBOUT WERE NOT POSSIBLE. HE ELECTED TO REJECT THE TAKEOFF. THE AIRPLANE COLLIDED WITH A DITCH OFF THE DEPARTURE END OF THE RUNWAY WHICH RESULTED IN SUBSTANTIAL STRUCTURAL DAMAGE.

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

THE PILOT'S SELECTION OF UNSUITABLE TERRAIN FOR TAKEOFF. FACTORS WERE TALL WET GRASS, AND THE FAILURE OF AIRPORT PERSONNEL TO MAINTAIN THE RUNWAY SURFACE.

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