NTSB Identification: DEN88LA012.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 34978.
Accident occurred Wednesday, October 21, 1987 in EKALAKA, MT
Probable Cause Approval Date: 04/24/1989
Aircraft: BEECH C35, registration: N2028D
Injuries: 2 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.

DURING THE TAKEOFF ROLL THE PILOT ENCOUNTERED AN UNEXPECTED TAILWIND. THE PILOT REPORTED THAT HE TRIED TO ABORT THE TAKEOFF BUT TALL GRASS AND THE TAILWIND DID NOT ALLOW THE AIRCRAFT TO DECELERATE PROPERLY. THE AIRCRAFT RAN THROUGH TWO DRAINAGE DITCHES AND STRUCK THE RIDGE OF A THIRD. THE AIRCRAFT CAME TO REST IN A FIELD.

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

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

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

WRONG RUNWAY..SELECTED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..DITCH


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..TAILWIND

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