NTSB Identification: LAX89LA029.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 37884.
Accident occurred Monday, October 31, 1988 in SAINT JOHNS, AZ
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/28/1989
Aircraft: BEECH 35-B33, registration: N8580M
Injuries: 3 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.

JUST AFTER TAKEOFF, THE PILOT NOTED CYLINDER HEAD TEMP AND MANIFOLD PRESSURE ABOVE RED LINE AND A LOSS OF ENGINE POWER. MIXTURE HAD BEEN LEANED FOR TKOF. THE ENGINE QUIT WHEN THE PLT CLOSED THE TURBOCHARGER WASTEGATE. A FORCED LANDING WAS MADE UPSLOPE ON 'SLIGHTLY HILLY TERRAIN'. DURING THE LANDING ROLL, THE AIRPLANE COLLIDED WITH A MANZANITA BUSH. AFTER THE ACCIDENT, THE ENGINE WAS INSPECTED, BUT NO MECHANICAL FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION WAS FOUND.

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

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


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..RISING



Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..HIGH DENSITY ALTITUDE


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..HIGH VEGETATION

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