NTSB Identification: LAX83LA215.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 20913.
Accident occurred Wednesday, May 04, 1983 in FALLON, NV
Aircraft: North American Rockwell Corp. S2R800, registration: N4985X
Injuries: 1 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.

THE ACFT OVERRAN THE DEPARTURE END OF THE RWY DURING TAKEOFF. THE ACFT HAD A FULL LOAD OF FUEL AND ABOUT 250 LBS. OF INSECTICIDE. THE ACFT HAD ATTAINED A SPEED OF 65 MPH AS THE END OF THE RWY WAS APPROACHED. THE PILOT STATED THAT HE THOUGHT HE COULD MAKE THE TAKEOFF BUT HE BEGAN DUMPING THE INSECTICIDE AND AT THE RWYS END HE ATTEMPTED TO TURN TOWARD A ROAD. AT THIS POINT THE ACFT COLLIDED WITH A FENCE. TIRE MARKS 1 TO 1 1/2 INCHES DEEP WERE FOUND IN THE SOFT DIRT RWY. THE PILOT STATED THAT THERE WAS NO PROBLEM WITH THE ENGINE AND THAT THE ENGINE RUN-UP CHECKS HAD BEEN PERFORMED WHILE ROLLING ON THE 3650 FT RWY. THE ARPT ELEVATION IS 3950 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:

UNSUITABLE TERRAIN OR TAKEOFF/LANDING/TAXI AREA..SELECTED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

ABORTED TAKEOFF..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..FENCE


Contributing Factors

AIRPORT FACILITIES,RUNWAY/LANDING AREA CONDITION..SOFT

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