NTSB Identification: MKC86LA143.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 32785.
Accident occurred Friday, July 04, 1986 in CHENEY, KS
Aircraft: BEECH C23, registration: N66353
Injuries: 4 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

THE PILOT STATED THAT THE AIRCRAFT WAS BARELY AIRBORNE AS IT REACHED THE END OF THE AIRSTRIP, ON THE TAKEOFF ROLL. AT THIS POINT HE ENCOUNTERED CROSSWIND CONDITIONS AND THE AIRCRAFT MUSH/STALLED AND IMPACTED THE GROUND. POST-ACCIDENT COMPUTATIONS REVEAL THAT THE AIRCRAFT WAS 55 LBS OVER MAXIMUM ALLOWABLE TAKEOFF GROSS WEIGHT, BUT STILL WITHIN THE C.G. LIMITS. AS SUCH, THE PILOT ATTEMPTED THE TAKEOFF FROM A 2,600 FT LONG GRASS STRIP WITH A DENSITY ALTITUDE OF 3,000 FT AND A CROSSWIND COMPONENT OF 20 KTS.

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

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

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

PERFORMANCE DATA..DISREGARDED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

AIRSPEED..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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:

STALL/MUSH


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SOFT


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..HIGH DENSITY ALTITUDE


Contributing Factors

OVERCONFIDENCE IN AIRCRAFT'S ABILITY..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

AIRCRAFT PERFORMANCE,TAKEOFF CAPABILITY..EXCEEDED


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CROSSWIND

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