NTSB Identification: MKC89LA046.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 37694.
Accident occurred Friday, December 23, 1988 in CALIFORNIA, MO
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/07/1989
Aircraft: BEECH A23A, registration: N2364W
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.

THE PVT PILOT SAID WHILE ATTEMPTING A DOWNWIND TAKEOFF ON A DARK NIGHT FROM AN UNLIGHTED SOD STRIP, HE RECEIVED AN INTERMITTENT STALL WARNING HORN SHORTLY AFTER LIFT-OFF. HE LOWERED THE NOSE AND THE ACFT STRUCK THE RUNWAY AND REBOUNDED INTO THE AIR. HE SAID HE HAD DIFFICULTIES WITH DIRECTIONAL CONTROL AND DECIDED TO ABORT THE TAKEOFF AND RE-LAND. DURING THE ATTEMPT TO RE-LAND HE STRUCK A FENCE, TREES, THEN ROUGH ROCKY TERRAIN. THE ACFT SUSTAINED DAMAGE TO THE WINGS, LDG GEAR, EMPENNAGE AND FUSELAGE. TOXICOLOGY TESTS PERFORMED ON THE PILOT WERE NEGATIVE.

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

PREFLIGHT PLANNING/PREPARATION..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

LIFT-OFF..PREMATURE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

ABORTED TAKEOFF..DELAYED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..DARK NIGHT


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..FENCE


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..ROUGH/UNEVEN


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)


Contributing Factors

AIRPORT FACILITIES,RUNWAY EDGE LIGHTS..UNAVAILABLE


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..TAILWIND


Contributing Factors

OVERCONFIDENCE IN PERSONAL ABILITY..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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