NTSB Identification: MKC88FA003.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 36789.
Accident occurred Monday, October 12, 1987 in WAKEENEY, KS
Probable Cause Approval Date: 06/07/1989
Aircraft: STINSON 108-2, registration: N448C
Injuries: 1 Serious,1 Minor.

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 OWNER & HIS SON, WHO WERE BOTH PLTS, INITIATED A MIDFIELD TAKEOFF FROM THEIR PVT DIRT AIRSTRIP WHICH WAS ON SOFT UNEVEN TERRAIN. THE SON RPRTD THAT NEAR THE END OF THE STRIP, POWER WAS 'CUT.' THE ACFT CONTD ABOUT 200' BEYOND THE DEP END OF THE STRIP & NOSED OVER BEFORE COMING TO REST. AN INVESTIGATION REVEALED THE ACFT HAD BECOME AIRBORNE & THE RIGHT MAIN GEAR STRUT HIT A POST ABOUT 3 FT ABOVE THE GROUND. RPRTDLY, THE ACFT NOSED OVER WHEN THE PLT APPLIED BRAKES AS THE ACFT TOUCHED DOWN ON THE ROUGH DIRT OVERRUN. SEAT BELT FAILURE OCCURRED AS THE ACFT NOSED OVER.

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

ALL AVAILABLE RUNWAY..NOT USED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

ABORTED TAKEOFF..DELAYED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..ROUGH/UNEVEN



Contributing Factors

AIRSPEED..NOT OBTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..FENCE POST

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