NTSB Identification: DEN86FTI01.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 30320.
Accident occurred Monday, March 03, 1986 in GILLETTE, WY
Aircraft: MILLER SIEVERS SPECIAL, registration: N1175
Injuries: 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.

ON MARCH 3, 1986 AT APPROXIMATELY 1715 MST, AN EXPERIMENTAL MILLER, SIEVERS SPECIAL, STRUCK THE GROUND DURING TAKEOFF AT THE GILLETTE-CAMPBELL COUNTY AIRPORT, GILLETTE, WYOMING. THE PILOT STATED THAT JUST AFTER TAKEOFF ON RUNWAY 34, THE AIRCRAFT APPEARED TO LOSE A LITTLE POWER AT APPROXIMATELY 500 FEET AS HE WAS STARTING A LEFT TURN. THE AIRCRAFT HAD INSUFFICIENT AIRSPEED AND STALLED. THE PILOT INDICATED THE AIRSPEED WAS INDICATING ABOUT 60 MPH. HE ATTEMPTED RECOVERY BY PUSHING THE CONTROL STICK FORWARD AND HEADED FOR A FIELD WEST OF THE RUNWAY. NO REASON FOR THE POWER LOSS COULD BE DETERMINED.

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

REASON FOR OCCURRENCE UNDETERMINED

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

STALL..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND

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