NTSB Identification: CHI85LA047.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 26543.
Accident occurred Wednesday, November 14, 1984 in STRONGVILLE, OH
Aircraft: ROCKWELL 114, registration: N4739W
Injuries: 1 Minor,3 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.
PLT WAS AWARE RUNWAY HAD A PRONOUNCED DIP JUST PRIOR TO ROTATION AREA OF HIS ACFT. PASSING THE DIP ON TAKEOFF ROLL, HE FELT A 'SHIMMY' WHICH HE ATTRIBUTED TO NOSE GEAR REACTION TO THE DIP. PLT CONSIDERED ABORTING TAKEOFF, BUT FELT INSUFFICIENT RUNWAY REMAINED. ON INITIAL CLIMB, ACFT BEGAN SEVERE VIBRATION, CLIMB ABOVE 100 FT AGL NOT POSSIBLE PLT MANEUVERED TO AVOID TALL TREES IN WOODED AREA AHEAD BUT COULD NOT MAINTAIN SAFE ALTITUDE AND AIRSPEED; ALLOWED THE ACFT TO STALL/MUSH INTO TREES. PLT STATED INITIAL CHECKOUT IN MAKE/MODEL INCLUDED INSTRUCTIONS TO 'HOLD NOSE ON GROUND UNTIL REACHING 90 KTS.' FAA INSPECTOR STATED THIS SPEED IS EXCESSIVE AND WILL CAUSE THE ACFT TO 'WHEELBARROW.' INVESTIGATION REVEALED NOSEDOWN TRIM SETTING, PROP MARKS ON RWY AND ALL PROP BLADES BENT REARWARD 4 INCHES FROM TIPS.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:AIRCRAFT HANDLING..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:AIRCRAFT PERFORMANCE,CLIMB CAPABILITY..DETERIORATED
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:STALL/MUSH..INTENTIONAL..PILOT IN COMMAND
TERRAIN CONDITION..HIGH TERRAIN
PROPELLER SYSTEM/ACCESSORIES..PREVIOUS DAMAGE
TRIM SETTING..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND
IMPROPER TRANSITION/UPGRADE TRAINING..OTHER PERSON
REMEDIAL ACTION..NOT POSSIBLE..PILOT IN COMMAND
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