NTSB Identification: MKC88LA111.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 36960.
Accident occurred Thursday, June 16, 1988 in SCRANTON, AR
Probable Cause Approval Date: 08/08/1989
Aircraft: AERO COMMANDER 685, registration: N165SE
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.

SHORTLY AFTER TAKEOFF FROM A 2400 FOOT SOD STRIP, THE PIC SAID THE ACFT BEGAN TO SETTLE, ALTHOUGH BOTH ENGINES WERE DELIVERING TAKEOFF POWER AND RPM, AND LIFTOFF SPEEDS WERE PROPER. THE ACFT SETTLED BACK TO THE RUNWAY AND CAREENED OFF ON TO THE OVERRUN SUBSTANTIALLY DAMAGING THE ACFT. THE CLOSEST WEATHER REPORTING FACILITY REPORTED NORTH WINDS. THE TAKEOFF WAS ATTEMPTED TO THE SOUTH. POST ACCIDENT INVESTIGATION REVEALED NO IRREGULARITIES IN THE POWERPLANTS OR FUEL SYSTEMS. A CHECK OF THE AIRSPEED INDICATOR WAS MADE AND IT WAS WITHIN TOLERANCE LIMITS.

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

WRONG RUNWAY..SELECTED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..TAILWIND

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