NTSB Identification: DEN87LA053.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 33323.
Accident occurred Tuesday, February 10, 1987 in EUREKA, SD
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/10/1988
Aircraft: MOONEY M20C, registration: N3451X
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.

AFTER NORMAL TAKEOFF, THE ACFT CONTACTED THE TERRAIN THEN CONTINUED ON UNTIL IT CAME TO REST APRX 350' FROM THE INITIAL IMPACT POINT. THE LANDING GEAR HAD BEEN RETRACTED AT THE TIME OF INITIAL IMPACT AND THE PLT HAD NO INDICATION OF ANY MALFUNCTION/FAILURE.

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

AIRCRAFT HANDLING..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

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


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..NIGHT

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