NTSB Identification: DEN84FA188.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 26235.
Accident occurred Tuesday, June 19, 1984 in FRANKTOWN, CO
Aircraft: ROCKWELL 100-180, registration: N4085X
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 ATTEMPTED TO TAKEOFF DOWNWIND (WIND 310 DEGREES @22 KNOTS) WITH A DENSITY ALTITUDE CALCULATED TO BE 9190 FT MSL. ACCORDING TO THE ACFT MANUFACTURER, THE ACFT WOULD REQUIRE 2,535 FT FOR A GROUND RUN. RWY 17, A GRASS STRIP USED FOR THE TAKEOFF WAS 1800 FT LONG. WITNESSES STATED THAT THE ACFT BECAME AIRBORNE AND CLIMBED TO AN ALT OF 25 FT BEFORE THE RIGHT WING DIPPED AND THE ACFT DISAPPEARED OFF THE END OF THE RWY AND COLLIDED WITH TREES.

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

PREFLIGHT PLANNING/PREPARATION..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

PERFORMANCE DATA..DISREGARDED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

STALL/MUSH..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..HIGH DENSITY ALTITUDE


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..TAILWIND


Contributing Factors

ABORTED TAKEOFF..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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