NTSB Identification: DEN84LA123.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 23931.
Accident occurred Wednesday, April 04, 1984 in GALLUP, NM
Aircraft: BELLANCA 17-31ATC, registration: N4166B
Injuries: 2 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 WAS FERRYING HIS RECENTLY PURCHASED ACFT. DURING THE TAKEOFF, THE ACFT ROSE MOMENTARILY, THEN SETTLED BACK TO THE RWY. THE PLT SAID HE THEN HAD A DIRECTIONAL CONTROL PROBLEM AND THE ACFT WENT OFF THE LEFT SIDE OF THE RWY. HE BLAMED THE RISE AND FALL ON A 'GUST OR SHEAR.' IN HIS 1ST TELEPHONIC INTERVIEW HE SAID THAT THE WIND ON RWY 24 WAS FROM THE LEFT (10-12 KTS). A WRITTEN REPORT HE STATED THAT THE WIND WAS FROM 270 DEGREES AT 10 GUSTING TO 15 KTS. THE GALLUP FSS REPORTED THE WIND AS CALM. THE PLT HAD MADE 4 TAKEOFFS AND LANDINGS IN THIS MAKE AND MODEL OF ACFT. DURING THIS OCCURRENCE THE MAIN GEAR WAS TORN OFF, THE PROP DAMAGED AND A FUSELAGE STRINGER BROKEN.

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

LIFT-OFF..PREMATURE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE IN TYPE OF AIRCRAFT..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

STALL/MUSH..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND

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..NOT CORRECTED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LANDING GEAR,MAIN GEAR..OVERLOAD


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..GUSTS

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