NTSB Identification: DEN86FA207.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 32441.
Accident occurred Friday, July 25, 1986 in TAOS, NM
Aircraft: CESSNA 140, registration: N76541
Injuries: 2 Serious.

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.

N76541 TOOK OFF ON RWY 04 ON A HIGH DENSITY ALTITUDE DAY. THE ACFT WAS SEEN CLIMBING WITH THE NOSE HIGH NEAR THE DEPARTURE END OF THE RWY. THE ACFT JUST CLEARED SOME ELECTRICAL LINES NEAR THE END OF THE RWY AND THEN WAS OBSERVED TO DESCEND DOWN TO A HEIGHT VERY CLOSE TO THE GROUND. WHEN THE ACFT BANKED TO THE LEFT IT APPEARED THAT THE LEFT WING TIP STRUCK THE GROUND, FOLLOWED BY THE NOSE IMPACTING THE GROUND AND THEN THE ACFT SLID TO A STOP. THERE WAS NO POST ACCIDENT FIRE.

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

PREFLIGHT PLANNING/PREPARATION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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:

AIRCRAFT HANDLING..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..NONE SUITABLE

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