NTSB Identification: MIA87FA260.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 35212.
Accident occurred Saturday, September 26, 1987 in KISSIMMEE, FL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 02/24/1989
Aircraft: BEECH B35, registration: N417
Injuries: 2 Fatal,1 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 BGN TAKING OFF ON A PVT 1800' GRASS STRIP WHICH HAD TREES NR THE EDGES. APRX 1575' FM THE THRESHOLD, THERE WAS A PARKED ACFT NR THE LEFT SIDE OF THE STRIP WITH ITS RGT WING PROTRUDING OVER THE RWY AREA. WHILE TAKING OFF WITH A RGT QTRG TAIL WIND, THE LEFT WING OF THE DEPG ACFT HIT THE TOP OF A TREE AT ABOUT 50' AGL (82' MSL). THE TREE WAS LOCATED APRX 90' BYD THE PARKED ACFT & NR THE LEFT EDGE OF THE RWY. SUBSEQUENTLY, THE ACFT CRASHED IN A LAKE NR THE END OF THE RWY. RPRTDLY, THE ENG WAS OPERG AT HI PWR WHEN THE ACDNT OCCURRED. ABOUT 15 MI NORTH AT ORLANDO, FL, THE WX WAS IN PART: 4100' SCATTERED, VIS 7 MI, WIND 090 DEG AT 10 KTS, TEMP 87 DEG, DEW POINT 62 DEG. TWO TESTS WERE MADE OF THE PLT'S BLOOD. ONE (A SERUM TEST) INDCD A VERY LOW LEVEL OF ALCOHOL, BUT THE OTHER TEST WAS NEGATIVE FOR BOTH ALCOHOL & DRUGS.

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

PREFLIGHT PLANNING/PREPARATION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

COMPENSATION FOR WIND CONDITIONS..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

CLEARANCE..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CROSSWIND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..TAILWIND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..AIRCRAFT PARKED/STANDING


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)


Contributing Factors

LACK OF RECENT EXPERIENCE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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