NTSB Identification: ATL86FA222.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 32098.
Accident occurred Saturday, August 16, 1986 in HILLSVILLE, VA
Aircraft: MOONEY M20C, registration: N3986N
Injuries: 3 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.

THE PLT, ALSO AN A&P AND IA, HAD FLOWN THE ACFT ON THE PREVIOUS DAY AND NOTED RPM AT 2500 ON INITIAL CLIMB. ON THE ACCIDENT FLT, THE ACFT WAS LOADED TO NEAR MAX GROSS WEIGHT AND TAKEOFF WAS ATTEMPTED AT A DENSITY ALT OF 4810 FT MSL. THE ACFT USED ABOUT 3/4 OF THE 4200 FT RWY FOR TAKEOFF ROLL.THE PLT RATED PASSENGER STATED THAT THE STALL WARNING CAME ON SHORTLY AFTER LIFT OFF AND STAYED ON UNTIL IMPACT. THE PLT STATED THAT THERE WAS A NOTICABLE LOSS OF PWR ABOUT .4 MILES FROM THE RWY AND THE STALL WARNING DID NOT ACTIVATE UNTIL THEN. THE PLT HAD FLOWN 1 HOUR IN THIS MAKE/MODEL ACFT DURING THE LAST 90 DAYS.

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

ENGINE ASSEMBLY..UNDETERMINED

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

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

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

ABORTED TAKEOFF..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

JUDGMENT..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

MAINTENANCE,CALIBRATION..NOT PERFORMED..COMPANY MAINTENANCE PERSONNEL



Contributing Factors

COMPLACENCY..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LACK OF RECENT EXPERIENCE IN TYPE OF AIRCRAFT..PILOT IN COMMAND

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