NTSB Identification: FTW87FA080.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 33491.
Scheduled 14 CFR METRO FLIGHT INC.
Accident occurred Tuesday, March 24, 1987 in DALLAS, TX
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/10/1988
Aircraft: CONVAIR CV-580, registration: N73107
Injuries: 11 Uninjured.

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.

METRO FLIGHT AIRLINES CONVAIR CV-580 ATTEMPTED TAKEOFF FROM RUNWAY 35L AT THE DALLAS/FORT WORTH AIRPORT (DFW) WITH CROSSWINDS EXCEEDING DEMONSTRATED CAPABILITY OF THE AIRCRAFT. THE TAKEOFF ATTEMPT VIOLATED COMPANY LIMITATIONS FOR CROSSWINDS IN THE CONVAIR CV-580. DURING THE TAKEOFF ROLL THE LEFT WING BECAME AIRBORNE AND RETURNED TO THE RUNWAY WITH SUFFICIENT FORCE TO ALLOW THE LEFT PROPELLER ASSEMBLY TO CONTACT THE RUNWAY CAUSING SEPARATION OF TWO PROPELLER BLADES AND LOSS OF DIRECTIONAL CONTROL. THE AIRCRAFT DEPARTED THE RUNWAY ONTO SOFT TERRAIN CAUSING THE NOSE GEAR TO COLLAPSE. THE NOSE OF THE AIRCRAFT DROPPED AND THE AIRCRAFT CAME TO REST ON A CONNECTING TAXIWAY.

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

WIND INFORMATION..DISREGARDED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

PROPER ALIGNMENT..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

AIRCRAFT PERFORMANCE,TAKEOFF CAPABILITY..EXCEEDED

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

PROCEDURES/DIRECTIVES..DISREGARDED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

INSTRUCTIONS,WRITTEN/VERBAL..NOT FOLLOWED..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SOFT


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CROSSWIND


Contributing Factors

OVERCONFIDENCE IN PERSONAL ABILITY..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OVERCONFIDENCE IN AIRCRAFT'S ABILITY..PILOT IN COMMAND

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