NTSB Identification: FTW88FA115.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 36495.
Accident occurred Monday, June 06, 1988 in GEORGETOWN, TX
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/10/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA 340, registration: N7828Q
Injuries: 2 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.

THE PILOT IN THE RIGHT SEAT HAD HIRED THE PILOT IN THE LEFT SEAT TO FERRY THE AIRPLANE TO GERMANY, THEN TO TURKEY. A FOUR TANK FERRY FUEL SYSTEM WAS INSTALLED BUT A WEIGHT AND BALANCE CHECK WAS NOT MADE. DURING THE TKOF, THE ACFT WOULD NOT CLIMB. AFTERWARD THE AIRPLANE WAS COMPUTED TO HAVE BEEN OVERWEIGHT AND THE CG WAS AFT OF THE REAR LIMIT. THE LEFT WING HIT TREES AND THE RIGHT WING HIT TWO FENCES. AFTER COLLIDING WITH THE TERRAIN, THE AIRPLANE BURNED.

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

PREFLIGHT PLANNING/PREPARATION..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

AIRCRAFT WEIGHT AND BALANCE..EXCEEDED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

LIFT-OFF..PREMATURE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

AIRSPEED..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..FENCE

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