NTSB Identification: LAX84LA128.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 23569.
Accident occurred Sunday, January 01, 1984 in COOLIDGE, AZ
Aircraft: BEECH C-45H, registration: N3736G
Injuries: 11 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 PLT STATED THAT DURING THE INITIAL APPLICATION OF POWER, THE LEFT ENG BACKFIRED DUE TO A POSSIBLE TOO SUDDEN APPLICATION OF POWER. HE SAID THAT DUE TO 'INATTENTION' HE LET THE ACFT 'DRIFT TO THE LEFT SIDE OF THE RUNWAY.' JUST AFTER THE ACFT BECAME AIRBORNE IT 'IMMEDIATELY STARTED A ROLL TO THE LEFT,' AND DESPITE 'FULL RIGHT AILERON AND RUDDER,'THE LEFT WING SCRAPED THE GROUND. HE REJECTED THE TAKEOFF AND THE ACFT GROUNDLOOPED. THE PURPOSE OF THE FLT WAS TO TRANSPORT PARACHUTISTS.

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:

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

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