NTSB Identification: CHI85LA151.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 29774.
Nonscheduled 14 CFR
Accident occurred Wednesday, April 03, 1985 in GRAND RAPIDS, MI
Aircraft: de Havilland DHC-6-200, registration: N3434
Injuries: 1 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 14 CFR 135 PILOT WITH LIGHT LOAD OF CARGO WAS TAKING OFFOF 10000 X 150 FT RUNWAY PILOT SAID RT ENGINE LOST POWER HE REDUCED POWER TO LD WAS 50 FT AGL AND BOUNCED ON SECOND TOUCHDOWN ACFT DEPT RUNWAY AT 45 ANGLE NOSE GEAR BROKE OFF IN SOD WIND WAS 30 OFF NOSE AT 12K GUSTING 2 1 RT WING CAP DESTROYED BY GROUND CONTACT ENGINE EXAM DISCLOSED NO MALFUNCTION ACFT FERRIED OUT AFTER STRUCTUAL-NO ENGINE REPAIR

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

FLARE..POOR..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:

COMPENSATION FOR WIND CONDITIONS..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

THROTTLE/POWER CONTROL..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

GROUND LOOP/SWERVE..UNCONTROLLED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

ROTATION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..GUSTS


Contributing Factors

LANDING GEAR,NOSE GEAR ASSEMBLY..OVERLOAD


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SOFT


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CROSSWIND

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