NTSB Identification: DEN85LA170.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 27680.
Accident occurred Saturday, June 22, 1985 in LANDERS, WY
Aircraft: ROCKWELL AEROCOMMANDER 112, registration: N37775
Injuries: 3 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.

ON JUNE 22, 1985, A ROCKWELL AEROCOMMANDER 112 IMPACTED THE GROUND IMMEDIATELY AFTER TAKEOFF. THE DENSITY ALT WAS 7700 FT. AFTER TAKEOFF THE PLT REALIZED THE ACFT WOULD NOT CLEAR A RIDGETOP. THE ACFT BEGAN TO DESCEND & WAS MANEUVERED TO LAND ON LEVEL TERRAIN. A WINTESS SAID HE KNEW THE ACFT DID NOT HAVE ENOUGH SPEED TO TAKEOFF.

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

AIRCRAFT PERFORMANCE,CLIMB CAPABILITY..EXCEEDED

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

PERFORMANCE DATA..NOT UNDERSTOOD..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

WEATHER EVALUATION..NOT ATTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

JUDGMENT..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

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


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..RISING


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..HIGH DENSITY ALTITUDE

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