NTSB Identification: MKC87FA064.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 34859.
Accident occurred Saturday, March 21, 1987 in GARDEN CITY, KS
Probable Cause Approval Date: 01/25/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA T337C, registration: N2600S
Injuries: 1 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.

BOTH OF THE ACFT ENGS HAD JUST BEEN OVERHAULED. THE PLT DECIDED TO MAKE A MAINT TEST FLT & ELECTED TO LEAVE THE LNDG GEAR IN THE DOWN & LOCKED PSN. TAKEOFF & INITIAL CLIMB WERE NORMAL UNTIL ABOUT 300 TO 400 FT AGL. AT THAT TIME THE REAR ENG LOST POWER. THE PLT WAS ABLE TO RESTART IT FOR ABOUT 30 SEC, THEN IT LOST POWER AGAIN. HE FEATHERED THE REAR PROP, BUT WAS UNABLE TO MAINT ALT & SPEED (WITH THE GEAR EXTDD). TO AVOID A RIVER & ROUGH TERRAIN, HE HAD ALTERED HIS HEADING TO THE LEFT, THEN SAW TRANSMISSION LINES AHEAD. REALIZING THE ACFT WOULD NOT CLEAR THE LINES, HE TURNED FURTHER LEFT TOWARD THE ARPT. SUBSEQUENTLY, THE ACFT CRASHED IN AN OPEN FIELD ON ARPT PROPERTY & WAS DAMAGED. NO PREIMPACT PART FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION WAS FOUND. THE FLAPS WERE FOUND IN THE RETRACTED POSITION.

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

REASON FOR OCCURRENCE UNDETERMINED

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

GEAR RETRACTION..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LOWERING OF FLAPS..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..ROUGH/UNEVEN



Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..HIGH OBSTRUCTION(S)


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