NTSB Identification: SEA88LA099.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 36146.
Accident occurred Saturday, May 21, 1988 in CARSON CITY, NV
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/13/1989
Aircraft: BROWN 1911 BELLANCA, registration: N10317
Injuries: 1 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 PURPOSE OF THE FLIGHT WAS TO TEST A NEW TYPE OF PROPELLER WHICH HAD JUST BEEN INSTALLED ON THE AIRCRAFT. THE PILOT NOTICED PRIOR TO ROTATION AN INCREASE IN THE RPM. AT ROTATION THE NOSE UP PITCH WAS EXCESSIVE. THE PILOT LOWERED THE NOSE OF THE AIRCRAFT TO AVOID A STALL AND STRUCK THE OVERRUN AT THE END OF THE RUNWAY. THE PILOT/AIRCRAFT MANUFACTURER STATED THAT HE DID NOT SPECIFY THE PROPER PITCH OF THE PROPELLER TO THE PROPELLER MANUFACTURER.

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

PROPELLER SYSTEM/ACCESSORIES,BLADE..IMPROPER

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

ABORTED TAKEOFF..NOT SELECTED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

ACFT/EQUIP,INADEQUATE AIRCRAFT COMPONENT..MANUFACTURER

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