NTSB Identification: ATL88LA027.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 35254.
Accident occurred Sunday, November 01, 1987 in MOULTRIE, GA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 05/16/1989
Aircraft: AERO COMMANDER 100, registration: N3798X
Injuries: 3 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 TOOK OFF TO THE NORTH AT THE PRIVATE, SOD AIRSTRIP. HE RPTD THAT THE ACFT BEGAN TO 'DROP' SHORTLY AFTER LIFTOFF. HE THEN ATTEMPTED TO ARREST THE DESCENT BY INCREASING THE NOSE-UP PITCH ANGLE, AND THE ACFT 'BEGAN TO STALL'. HE ABORTED THE TAKEOFF AND PUT THE ACFT BACK ONTO THE RWY. THE ACFT RAN OFF THE RWY END INTO SOFT SAND AND COLLAPSED THE NOSE GEAR. HE NOTED THAT THE WIND VELOCITY WAS VARIABLE AT THE TIME.

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

LIFT-OFF..PREMATURE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

AIRSPEED..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SOFT



Contributing Factors

STALL/MUSH..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND

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