NTSB Identification: NYC84FA113.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 27272.
Nonscheduled 14 CFR
Accident occurred Monday, March 19, 1984 in MORRISONVILLE, NY
Aircraft: BEECH H-18, registration: N218X
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.

THE PLT LANDED ON THE ICE AND SNOW COVERED RWY AFTER LOADING 1512 LBS OF CARGO IN FREEZING DRIZZLE CONDITIONS, HE TAXIED FOR TAKEOFF FOR AN IFR DEPARTURE SHORTLY AFTER ROTATION, THE RIGHT WING DROPPED AND THE ACFT TOUCHED DOWN BACK ONTHE RWY. VISUAL EXAM OF THE ACFT REVEALED ICE ACCUMULATIONS ON THE LEADING EDGES AND UPPER WING SURFACES. THE PLT ATTEMPTED TO GET DEICE EQUIP, WHICH WAS NOT AVAILABLE. THE PLT WAS OFFERED USE OF A HANGAR WHICH HE DECLINED. THE ARPT MGR WAS EN ROUTE TO CHECK RWY CONDITION FOR PLOWING THE ICE & SNOW COVERED RWY WHEN THE PLT RETURNED TO THE ACFT. AN UNSUCCESSFUL ATTEMPT WAS MADE TO REMOVE ICE FROM THE LEADING EDGES BY HAND. THE PLT DECIDED TO ATTEMPT ANOTHER TAKEOFF AND AT THIS TIME WAS ALMOST 1/2 HR BEYOND HIS SCHEDULED DEPARTURE TIME. LIFTOFF WAS APRX 1/5 OF WAY DOWN & AFTER FLYING AT 50 FT AGL INITIATED CLIMB. AFTER ATTAINING AN ALT OF SEVERAL HUNDRED FT, THE ACFT STALLED AND DESCENDED UNCONTROLLED TO IMPACT. THE ACFT WAS DESTROYED BY IMPACT & FIRE AND THE PLT WAS FATALLY INJURED.

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

ICE/FROST REMOVAL FROM AIRCRAFT..NOT ATTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

SELF-INDUCED PRESSURE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..ICING CONDITIONS


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)


Contributing Factors

WING..ICE


Contributing Factors

AIRPORT SNOW REMOVAL..NOT PERFORMED..AIRPORT PERSONNEL


Contributing Factors

STABILIZER..ICE


Contributing Factors

ALL AVAILABLE RUNWAY..NOT USED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..ICY


Contributing Factors

AIRCRAFT PERFORMANCE,TAKEOFF CAPABILITY..DETERIORATED

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