NTSB Identification: SEA83FA093.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 20404.
Accident occurred Friday, April 29, 1983 in RENTON, WA
Aircraft: BEECH 77, registration: N67140
Injuries: 2 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 ACFT WAS TAKING OFF FOR A 1 HOUR ENGINE RUN-IN FOLLOWING A TOP OVERHAUL. AFTER LIFTOFF THE ENGINE BEGAN A GRADUAL POWER LOSS AND ROUGH RUNNING. THE PILOT WAS TRYING TURNING BACK TO THE RUNWAY TO LAND WHEN TOTAL POWER LOSS OCCURRED. THE ACFT HAD TURNED 45 DEGREES WHEN THE NOSE FELL THROUGH, THE WINGS ROTATED 180 DEGREES TO THE LEFT AND THE ACFT IMPACTED NOSE FIRST ON THE RUNWAY. THE MECHANIC WHO PERFORMED THE REMOVAL AND REINSTALLATION OF THE CYLINDERS FOR THE TOP OVERHAUL WAS OCCUPYING THE LEFT SEAT. THE MAINTENANCE SUPERVISOR WAS THE PILOT-IN-COMMAND IN THE RIGHT SEAT. THE LOCKING NUT ON THE #1 CYLINDER EXHAUST VALVE ADJUSTING SCREW WAS FOUND LOOSE AND THE ADJUSTING SCREW HAD BACKED OUT OF THE ROCKER ARM BY PUSHROD ACTION DURING TAKEOFF, NEGATING ROCKER ARM ACTION AND EXHAUST VALVE OPENING. THE LOCKING NUTS FOR ALL OF THE OTHER VALVE ADJUSTING SCREWS WERE FOUND PROPERLY TORQUED.

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

ENGINE ASSEMBLY,OTHER..UNDERTORQUED

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

AIRSPEED..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

STALL..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

MAINTENANCE,ADJUSTMENT..IMPROPER..COMPANY MAINTENANCE PERSONNEL


Contributing Factors

EMERGENCY PROCEDURE..INITIATED..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

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

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