NTSB Identification: LAX87LA203.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 34754.
Accident occurred Friday, May 08, 1987 in COALINCA, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/07/1988
Aircraft: BEECH A65, registration: N7872R
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.

THE PILOT ATTEMPTED TO TAKEOFF FROM THE 2,820 FOOT RUNWAY WITH A MAKESHIFT FLIGHT CONTROL GUST LOCK IN PLACE. HE WAS UNABLE TO LIFTOFF WITH THE CONTROLS LOCKED AND THE NOSE GEAR COLLAPSED WHEN THE AIRCRAFT OVERRAN THE RUNWAY ONTO THE ROUGH/UNEVEN TERRAIN.

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

FLIGHT CONTROL SURFACES/ATTACHMENTS..LOCKED

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

AIRCRAFT PREFLIGHT..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

FLIGHT CONTROL,GUST LOCK..NOT REMOVED

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

LIFT-OFF..NOT POSSIBLE


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..ROUGH/UNEVEN

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