NTSB Identification: DEN87LA143.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 34299.
Accident occurred Saturday, June 13, 1987 in ERIE, CO
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/25/1988
Aircraft: BEECH 19A, registration: N7650R
Injuries: 2 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 INSTRUCTOR (CFI) WAS INSTRUCTING THE STUDENT PLT, WHO WAS THE NEW OWNER OF THE ACFT. THE CFI RPRTD THE ACFT WAS 'VERY CLOSE TO GROSS WEIGHT DUE TO HAVING SO MUCH FUEL ABOARD AND THE DENSITY ALTITUDE WAS HIGH.' HE ESTD THE DENSITY ALTITUDE WAS 7600 FT. DRG TAKEOFF, THE ACFT CLIMBED OUT OF GROUND EFFECT, THEN 'BEGAN TO SINK.' THE STUDENT PLT PULLED THE NOSE UP TO STOP THE SINK RATE & THE STALL WARNING SOUNDED. THE CFI TOOK CONTROL DRG THE 'SINK', & AFTER FLYING SOME DISTANCE OVER RISING TERRAIN AT ABOUT 20 FT AGL, HE ELECTED TO LAND IN A PLOWED FLD. DRG TOUCHDOWN, THE MAIN GEAR DUG INTO SOFT TERRAIN & COLLAPSED. AN EXAM OF THE ACFT REVEALED NO EVIDENCE OF A PREIMPACT FAILURE OR DEFICIENCY. THE CFI HAD ONLY ONE PREVIOUS FLT IN THIS MAKE & MODEL OF ACFT.

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

PLANNING/DECISION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND(CFI)


Contributing Factors

LACK OF FAMILIARITY WITH AIRCRAFT..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..HIGH DENSITY ALTITUDE


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..RISING

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