NTSB Identification: CHI90FA146.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 42986.
Accident occurred Sunday, June 03, 1990 in GAYLORD, MI
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/10/1991
Aircraft: BEECH A36, registration: N3671B
Injuries: 4 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.

AFTER LNDG, THE PLT SEEMED CONCERNED ABOUT THE ACFT'S WT & ASKED THE ATTENDANT TO SVC THE FUEL TANKS THE BOTTOM OF THE TABS. AFTER LOADING WITH 3 PSGRS & BAGGAGE, HE TOOK OFF ON RWY 27. WINDS WERE RPRTD TO BE FM 260 DEG AT 20 GSTG 30 KTS; LOW LEVEL WIND SHEAR & TURBULENCE WERE RPRTD IN THE AREA. ACCORDING TO WITNESSES, THE ACFT SEEMED TO ACCELERATE SLOWLY &IT LIFTED OFF AFTER ROLLING ABOUT 1500 TO 2000 FT. THEY NOTED THAT IT WAS CLIMBING AT A SLOW RATE & TURNED LEFT (TO THE SOUTH, THEN EAST) AT 150 TO 200 FT AGL. ONE WITNESS NOTED THE ACFT'S NOSE WAS HIGHER THAN USUAL. ANOTHER RPRTD THE ACFTWAS 'STAGGERING: A SLOW PORPOISING MOTION NOT GAINING AIRSPEED.' THE ACFT THEN BANKED LEFT, DSCNDD & IMPACTED, RGT MAINGEAR 1ST ON A HDG OF 080 DEG. AFTER INPACT, FIRE ERUPTED, & THE ACFT SLID 105 FT & BURNED. NO PREIMPACT PART FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION WAS FND. THE ACFT WAS ESTD TO HAVE BEEN LOADED TO 3680 LBS WITH A CG OF 89.4 INCHES. THE CERT MAX GROSS WT WAS 3600 LBS; THE CG LIMITS WERE FROM 81.0 TO 87.7 INCHES.

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

THE PILOT'S INADEQUATE AIRSPEED, WHILE MANEUVERING (TURNING) AFTER TAKEOFF, WHICH RESULTED IN A STALL/MUSH. FACTORS RELATED TO THE ACCIDENT WERE: THE PILOT'S IMPROPER PLANNING/DECISION, FAILURE TO MAINTAIN WEIGHT AND BALANCE LIMITS, AND ADVERSE WIND CONDITIONS.

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