NTSB Identification: FTW88LA138.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 38443.
Accident occurred Friday, July 22, 1988 in SAYRE, OK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 01/04/1990
Aircraft: BEECH V35B, registration: N771RB
Injuries: 1 Minor.

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 PILOT SAID THAT SHORTLY AFTER TAKEOFF, AT 200 FEET AGL, THE ENGINE QUIT. HE TRIED TO LAND ON THE REMAINING RUNWAY BUT THE AIRPLANE WENT OFF LEFT SIDE, THEN THROUGH A DITCH. NO PROBLEMS COULD BE FOUND TO CAUSE THE LOSS OF ENGINE POWER. THE ENGINE WAS LATER RUN IN A TEST CELL WITH AN FAA INSPECTOR MONITORING. WITH THE EXCEPTION OF AN RPM DROP DUE TO DAMAGE OF AN IGNITION LEAD, THE ENGINE RUN WAS NORMAL. THE PILOT REPORTED THAT THE CROSSWIND CAUSED HIM TO GO OFF THE SIDE OF THE RUNWAY.

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

POWERPLANT..UNDETERMINED

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

COMPENSATION FOR WIND CONDITIONS..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..DITCH

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