NTSB Identification: FTW84LA271.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 26320.
Accident occurred Saturday, June 09, 1984 in AMARILLO, TX
Aircraft: Rotec Engineering, Inc. RALLY 3A, registration: N94RE
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.

AT 20 TO 30 FT AGL AFTER A SOUTHERLY TAKEOFF, ACFT BEGAN TO LOSE ALT. PLT ATTEMPTED REMEDIAL ACTION BUT COULD NOT ARREST THE SINK RATE. ACFT COLLIDED WITH GROUND IN A NOSE-LOW RT WING ATTITUDE. WITNESSES STATED, WINDS WERE PRIMARILY FROM WEST BUT VERY GUSTY AND VARIABLE. DENSITY ALT WAS APRX 6,800 FT MSL.

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

PREFLIGHT PLANNING/PREPARATION..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

CLIMB..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..GUSTS


Contributing Factors

OVERCONFIDENCE IN AIRCRAFT'S ABILITY..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..HIGH DENSITY ALTITUDE

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