NTSB Identification: CHI83FA205.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 23150.
Accident occurred Monday, May 09, 1983 in MINONK, IL
Aircraft: BEECH A36, registration: N6039Z
Injuries: 2 Serious.

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 REPORTED THAT DURING TAKEOFF FROM A PRIVATE FARM STRIP, HE HAD ONLY 70 KTS AS HE APCHD THE END OF THE RWY. BY THEN, THERE WAS NOT ENOUGH ROOM TO ABORT & HE BELIEVED THE ACFT HAD INSUFFICIENT AIRSPEED TO CLEAR WIRES ALONG A ROADWAY ABOUT 330 FT FROM THE STRIP. PLOWED GROUND WAS LOCATED BETWEEN THE END OF THE STRIP & THE ROAD & THE TERRAIN SLOPED SLIGHTLY UPWARD IN THAT AREA. THE PLT ELECTED TO FLY BETWEEN THE ROADWAY & THE WIRES. HOWEVER, THE NOSE GEAR STRUCK THE SHOULDER OF THE ROAD. SUBSEQUENTLY, THE PLANE CRASHED & CAME TO REST IN ANOTHER PLOWED FIELD BEYOND THE ROAD. AN EXAM OF THE ACFT & ENG REVEALED NO EVIDENCE OF A PREIMPACT, MECHANICAL PROBLEM. A CHECK OF THE RWY REVEALED THAT THE 1ST FEW HUNDRED FEET WAS SOFT & THE GRASS WAS 3 TO 4 INCHES TALL.

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:

CLEARANCE..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SOFT


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..HIGH VEGETATION


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..RISING


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..HIGH OBSTRUCTION(S)




Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..DIRT BANK/RISING EMBANKMENT

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