NTSB Identification: NYC86LA079.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 31281.
Accident occurred Thursday, February 27, 1986 in LYNDONVILLE, VT
Aircraft: STINSON 108, registration: N108DT
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.

AFTER THE PILOT PERFORMED A RUN UP AND ALL APPEARED NORMAL A GROUND RUN WAS COMMENCED. ABOUT 700' DOWN THE RUNWAY TRIM WAS SET TO CLIMB OUT AT ABOUT 76IAS. HOWEVER, THE PILOT STATED THAT A BAD DOWNDRAFT WAS ENCOUNTERED. A CHECK OF THE AIRSPEED WAS OK. AT 200 FT A DOWNDRAFT AND TAILWIND WERE ENCOUNTERED AND THE AIRCRAFT CONTINUED TO DESCEND AT A RATE OF 50-75' A MINUTE. THE AIRCRAFT IMPACTED THE GROUND AT THE END OF THE RUNWAY IN ABOUT 3' OF SNOW. THE PLT'S FLT TIME WAS NOT REPORTED.

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

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

AIRSPEED..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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