NTSB Identification: DEN88LA122.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 36745.
Accident occurred Sunday, June 05, 1988 in GALLUP, NM
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/10/1989
Aircraft: BEECH C23, registration: N9311S
Injuries: 4 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 PRIVATE PLT WAS TAKING OFF WITH THREE PASSENGERS FOR A PERSONAL TRANSPORTATION FLIGHT. THE AIRPLANE LEFT THE RUNWAY AND ONLY GAINED ABOUT 50 FEET AGL ACCORDING TO A WITNESS. THE PLT REPORTED THAT THE AIRCRAFT REACHED 200 FEET AGL. THE AIRPLANE STALLED AND FELL BACK ON THE RUNWAY, THE RIGHT WING STRUCK THE RUNWAY FIRST AND THE LANDING GEAR WAS SHEARED OFF. THE AIRPLANE CAME TO REST OFF THE RUNWAY. THE DESITY ALTITUDE WAS REPORTED BY THE FSS AS 9,200 FEET. THE PILOT STATED THAT HIS AIRPLANE WAS LOADED TO WITHIN 20 POUNDS OF THE MAXIMUM ALLOWABLE GROSS WEIGHT. THE PLT ALSO SAID THAT HE HAD NOT LEANED THE MIXTURE PROPERLY AND FELT THAT THE ENGINE WAS NOT PRODUCING FULL POWER.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:STALL..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND
WEATHER CONDITION..HIGH DENSITY ALTITUDE
MIXTURE..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND
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