NTSB Identification: BFO86FIG02.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 34226.
Accident occurred Saturday, June 14, 1986 in EASTON, MD
Probable Cause Approval Date: 02/03/1988
Aircraft: AERO COMMANDER 560A, registration: N2756B
Injuries: 1 Minor,3 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.

THE ACFT OVERRAN THE END OF THE RWY AND STRUCK AN EMBANKMENT DURING AN ABORTED TAKEOFF. THE PLT REPORTED THAT SHORTLY AFTER TAKEOFF, THE ACFT SETTLED BACK ON THE RWY. HE REDUCED THE ENGINE POWER TO IDLE, RAISED THE FLAPS AND ATTEMPTED TO STOP THE ACFT TO NO AVAIL. THE PLT SPECULATED THAT THE PASSENGER IN THE RIGHT FRONT SEAT MAY HAVE UNINTENTIONALLY LOWERED THE FLAPS TO THE FULL DOWN POSITION BY HITTING THE FLAP HANDLE WITH HIS LEFT KNEE. POST ACCIDENT TESTING REVEALED THAT THIS SCENARIO WAS POSSIBLE.

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

PROPER CLIMB RATE..NOT POSSIBLE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

CONTROL INTERFERENCE..INADVERTENT..PASSENGER


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