NTSB Identification: SEA87LA159.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 34514.
Accident occurred Friday, August 07, 1987 in HAMER, ID
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/25/1988
Aircraft: Eagle Aircraft Co. DW-1, registration: N8803R
Injuries: 1 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 PLT RPRTD THAT HE BGN TAKING OFF ON A DOWNHILL STRIP (APRX 1/2 MI LONG) WITH A LEFT QUARTERING TAIL WIND. AS THE TAKEOFF ROLL PROGRESSED, HE REALIZED AN OVERRUN WAS DEVELOPING, SO HE BGN DUMPING HIS LOAD & ATTEMPTED TO LIFT- OFF. HE SAID THE ACFT SETTLED INTO TALL WEEDS AT THE DEPARTURE END OF THE RWY & NOSED OVER. AFTER THE ACDNT, THE PLT NOTED THAT THE WIND HAD INCREASED IN VELOCITY. THE DENSITY ALT WAS ABOUT 6500'.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:PLANNING/DECISION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND
TERRAIN CONDITION..HIGH VEGETATION
WEATHER CONDITION..UNFAVORABLE WIND
WEATHER CONDITION..HIGH DENSITY ALTITUDE
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