NTSB Identification: SEA90FA086.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 41545.
Accident occurred Sunday, May 27, 1990 in ATLANTA, ID
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/02/1992
Aircraft: ROCKWELL COMMANDER 114, registration: N4907W
Injuries: 3 Fatal,1 Serious.

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 PILOT MADE A TAKEOFF FROM A 2700 FT LONG BACK COUNTRY DIRT STRIP IN HIGH DENSITY ALTITUDE CONDITIONS. THE ACFT LIFTED OFF NEAR MID-FIELD, SETTLED BACK ONTO THE RUNWAY, TOOK OFF NEAR THE END OF THE STRIP, AND IMPACTED TREES ON A RIDGELINE 1/4 MILE FROM THE AIRPORT. THE ACFT WAS LOADED TO NEAR MAXIMUM GW.

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

POOR PREFLIGHT PLANNING PREMATURE LIFT-OFF ON TAKEOFF BY THE PILOT IN COMMAND.

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