NTSB Identification: DEN85FA125.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 29415.
Accident occurred Sunday, May 05, 1985 in LAS VEGAS, NM
Aircraft: CESSNA 421C, registration: N8343G
Injuries: 2 Serious,2 Minor.

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 WAS LANDED IN A PASTURE ABOUT 2 MILES FROM THE ARPT AFTER THE ACFT BEGAN TO DESCEN 'BEHIND THE POWER CURVE' AFTER TAKEOFF. THE PLT SAID HE USED FULL POWER FOR TAKEOFF BUT THE TAKEOFF WAS LONGER THAN NORMAL. THE DA WAS COMPUTED TO BE 9286 FT. AFTER TAKEOFF THE PLT SAID HE RAISED THE LNDG GEAR BUT A WITNESS DISAGREED. THE FLT THEN REDUCED PWR AND AS RPM WAS REDUCED, NOTED THAT THE MP WAS ONLY 24 IN. THE ACFT BEGAN A DESCENT WHICH THE PLT SAID COULD NOT BE STOPPED WITH POWER SO HE LANDED GEAR DOWN IN A PASTURE. THE ACFT COLLIDED WITH 2 DITCHES AND A FENCE DURING THE 1500 FT ROLL. THE ENGS WERE FOUND TO OPERATE NORMALLY AFTER THE ACCIDENT.

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

AIRCRAFT WEIGHT AND BALANCE..NOT USED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

PERFORMANCE DATA..NOT USED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

OVERCONFIDENCE IN PERSONAL ABILITY..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

THROTTLE/POWER CONTROL..IMPROPER USE OF..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

REMEDIAL ACTION..DELAYED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

AIRSPEED..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..HIGH DENSITY ALTITUDE


Contributing Factors

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



Contributing Factors

OBJECT..FENCE

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