NTSB Identification: SEA88FA122.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 36621.
Accident occurred Sunday, July 03, 1988 in ROOT RANCH, ID
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/29/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA TU-206-G, registration: N732HH
Injuries: 5 Fatal,1 Serious.

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.

SHORTLY AFTER TAKEOFF, PRIOR TO REACHING 500 FEET AGL, THE PILOT LOST CONTROL OF THE AIRCRAFT AND STRUCK TREES. AFTER STRIKING TREES THE AIRCRAFT THEN IMPACTED THE GROUND AND EXPLODED INTO FLAMES. WITNESSES STATED THAT FROM THE TIME OF ROTATION TO THE TIME CONTROL WAS LOST IN-FLIGHT AN EXTREME NOSE HIGH ATTITUDE WAS MAINTAINED. WITNESSES STATED THAT THEY SAW THE LEFT WING DROP, AS IF THE PILOT HAD MADE AN INTENTIONAL LEFT TURN OR THAT A DEPARTURE STALL HAD OCCURRED. THERE WAS A SEVERE POST-IMPACT FIRE ALONG WITH DESTRUCTION OF THE AIRCRAFT'S SYSTEMS. THE AIRCRAFT'S ENGINE AND TURBOCHARGING SYSTEM WAS EXAMINED AND TORN DOWN WITH NO ABNORMALITIES FOUND. NO MECHANICAL REASON FOR THE NOSE HIGH ATTITUDE OR LOSS OF CONTROL IN-FLIGHT COULD BE DETERMINED. AIRSTRIP ELEV WAS 5650 FEET, AND DENSITY ALT ABOUT 7000 FEET. THE AIRCRAFT'S WEIGHT WAS BELOW MAX GROSS WEIGHT AND CG WAS WITHIN LIMITS. THIS WAS THE SECOND FLIGHT OF THE DAY FOR THE PILOT AND PAX.

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

FLIGHT CONTROLS..IMPROPER USE OF..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

STALL..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..HIGH TERRAIN


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..HIGH DENSITY ALTITUDE


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..MOUNTAINOUS/HILLY

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