NTSB Identification: ATL85FA224.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 29126.
Accident occurred Saturday, July 27, 1985 in CHESAPEAKE, OH
Aircraft: AERO COMMANDER 680-FP, registration: N100HA
Injuries: 1 Fatal.

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.

AS NEAR AS CAN BE DETERMINED, THIS WAS THE PLT'S SECOND FLT SINCE OBTAINING HIS MULTI ENGINE RATING AND THIRD FLT SINCE OBTAINING HIS COM'L PLT CERTIFICATE FROM A DESIGNATED P.E. THE ACFT WAS OBSERVED TO DEPART LAWRENCE CO. ARPT AND UPON REACHING A POINT OVER THE RWY END, AN ENGINE STARTED MAKING A POPPING SOUND. THE PLT RADIOED ON UNICOM THAT HE WAS HAVING TROUBLE WITH THE ACFT. THE ACFT CLIMBED TO AN ESTIMATED 500 FT AND A LEFT TURN AWAY FROM THE OHIO RIVER AND TOWARD THE HILLS WAS STARTED. WITNESSES OBSERVED ACFT PORPOISE IN FLT AND SAID THAT AT LEAST ONCE IT SOUNDED AS IF BOTH ENGINES QUIT MOMENTARILY THEN RESTARTED. THEN ACFT ROLLED INTO LEFT BANK AND STRUCK TREES ON RIDGETOP.

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

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

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

PROPELLER FEATHERING..NOT IDENTIFIED..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:

EMERGENCY PROCEDURE..NOT USED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

AIRSPEED(VMC)..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

LACK OF FAMILIARITY WITH AIRCRAFT..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

PRESSURE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..MOUNTAINOUS/HILLY


Contributing Factors

ENGINE ASSEMBLY,OTHER..ERRATIC


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)


Contributing Factors

SELF-INDUCED PRESSURE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

INADEQUATE CERTIFICATION/APPROVAL,AIRMAN..FAA(ORGANIZATION)


Contributing Factors

EXCESSIVE WORKLOAD (TASK OVERLOAD)..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

INSUFF STANDARDS/REQUIREMENTS,OPERATION/OPERATOR..COMPANY/OPERATOR MGMT


Contributing Factors

INADEQUATE TRAINING..PILOT IN COMMAND

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