NTSB Identification: SEA89FA001.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 37590.
Accident occurred Saturday, October 01, 1988 in ELIZA ISLAND, WA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/25/1989
Aircraft: Cessna Robertson 337A, registration: N6314F
Injuries: 3 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.

THIS CESSNA/ROBERTSON 337 WAS DEPARTING FROM A 1600 FOOT GRASS STRIP IN VFR CONDITIONS. THERE WERE GUSTING HEAD WINDS ESTIMATED AT 15 KNOTS. AT THE MIDPOINT OF THE RUNWAY THE AIRCRAFT MADE A STEEP CLIMBING LEFT TURN, STALLING AFTER ABOUT 180 DEGREES OF TURN. THE ACFT NOSE DROPPED AND THE ACFT DESCENDED VERTICALLY TO THE GROUND. WITNESSES ESTIMATED THE MAX HEIGHT GAINED WAS FROM 100-250 FT AGL. THEY DESCRIBED THE ENG NOISE AS LOUD AND CONSTANT FROM TAKEOFF UNTIL THE CRASH. THE ACFT CAME TO REST ABOUT 400 FT WEST OF THE RWY MIDPOINT IN LEVEL TERRAIN.

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

PROPER CLIMB RATE..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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:

MANEUVER..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

AIRSPEED..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

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