NTSB Identification: CHI84LA188.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 24198.
Accident occurred Saturday, May 12, 1984 in VINCENNES, IN
Aircraft: AYRES S2R, registration: N4006U
Injuries: 1 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 HAD FLOWN 12 SIMILAR LOADS FROM THE 2600 FT RWY THAT SAME DAY. HE STATED THAT ALTHOUGH THERE WAS NOTHING MECHANICALLY WRONG WITH THE ACFT, IT WOULD NOT ACCELERATE PROPERLY DURING THE LAST TAKEOFF ROLL. AFTER APRX 2000 FT OF GROUND ROLL, HE DUMPED A PORTION OF HIS LOAD (FERTILIZER) TO CLEAR A DITCH AT THE DEPARTURE END. THE ACFT LIFTED OFF & CLEARED THE DITCH, BUT IT THEN SETTLED. THE SPRAY BOOM CAUGHT THE WHEAT & SPUN THE ACFT AROUND 180 DEG & IT CRASHED. THE PLT ESTIMATED THE ACFT WAS ABOUT 60 LBS BELOW ITS MAX GROSS WT WHEN THE ACCIDENT OCCURRED.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:PREFLIGHT PLANNING/PREPARATION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND
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