NTSB Identification: DEN87FA220.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 34870.
Accident occurred Sunday, August 16, 1987 in ENGLEWOOD, CO
Probable Cause Approval Date: 01/25/1989
Aircraft: FAIRCHILD PT-23, registration: N64038
Injuries: 2 Serious.
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.
THE PLT & PAX WERE FLYING TO CHEYENNE, WY TO PUT N64038 ON STATIC DISPLAY. THE PLT STATED THE ENG LOST PWR DRG CLIMB- OUT AT APRX 300' AGL. HE WAS UNABLE TO RESTORE PWR & MANEUVERED FOR AN OFF ARPT LANDING. A WITNESS STATED THAT AFTER TAKEOFF, N64038 LVLD OFF AT APRX 200' & DID NOT APPEAR TO ACCELERATE. HE STATED THE ACFT BEGAN TO SETTLE TO THE GND APRX 1.5 MI FROM THE ARPT. DRG HIS OBSERVATION, HE SAW THE ACFT IN A SHALLOW TURN FOR ABOUT 90 DEG, THEN SAW THE RGT WING MAKE AN ABRUPT DIP. SUBSEQUENTLY, THE ACFT STRUCK THE BANK OF A ROAD CUT IN A RGT WING LOW, NOSE HI ATTITUDE & WAS EXTENSIVELY DAMAGED. NO PREIMPACT PART FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION WAS FND DRG THE INVESTIGATION. THE DENSITY ALT WAS CALCULATED TO BE 7767'.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:REASON FOR OCCURRENCE UNDETERMINED
WEATHER CONDITION..HIGH DENSITY ALTITUDE
TERRAIN CONDITION..DIRT BANK/RISING EMBANKMENT
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