NTSB Identification: LAX88LA044.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 34853.
Accident occurred Sunday, November 15, 1987 in MOKULEIA, HI
Probable Cause Approval Date: 01/11/1989
Aircraft: BEECH D18S, registration: N802H
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 HAD MADE A NORMAL PREFLIGHT, BUT AFTER THE ACFT HAD ROLLED ABOUT 200 TO 250 FT ON THE TAKEOFF ROLL, THE NOSE GEAR COLLAPSED. THE ACFT CAME TO REST WITH DAMAGE TO THE NOSE SECTION, PROPS & ENGS. DRG AN INSPN OF THE ACFT, THE LANDING GEAR LEVER WAS FOUND IN THE UP POSITION. THE LANDING GEAR OPERATED NORMALLY DURING A SUBSEQUENT CHECK OF THE SYSTEM.

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

AIRCRAFT PREFLIGHT..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

CHECKLIST..NOT FOLLOWED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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