NTSB Identification: DEN86FA080.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 31556.
Scheduled 14 CFR operation of CONTINENTAL AIRLINES, INC.
Accident occurred Thursday, February 20, 1986 in DENVER, CO
Aircraft: BOEING 737-300, registration: N17309
Injuries: 111 Uninjured.

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.

F/O WAS ON THE 3RD INITIAL OPERATING EXPERIENCE FLT WITH A CHECK AIRMAN. CAPT AND F/O HAD DISCUSSED RAPID RATE OF ROTATION ON PREVIOUS FLTS AND AGAIN ON ACCIDENT FLT. THE F/O PERFORMED THE TAKEOFF FROM DENVER AND EXCEEDED ROTATION RATE OF 3 DEGREES PER SEC. THE AFT FUSELAGE UNDERBELLY STRUCK THE RWY, SUBSTANTIALLY DAMAGING THE AIRCRAFT.

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

AIRCRAFT HANDLING..IMPROPER..COPILOT/SECOND PILOT

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

ROTATION..EXCESSIVE..COPILOT/SECOND PILOT

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

SUPERVISION..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

PROCEDURES/DIRECTIVES..NOT FOLLOWED..COPILOT/SECOND PILOT


Contributing Factors

INADEQUATE INITIAL TRAINING..COPILOT/SECOND PILOT


Contributing Factors

INSUFFICIENT STANDARDS/REQUIREMENTS,AIRMAN..COMPANY/OPERATOR MGMT

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