NTSB Identification: MIA83LA138.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 20899.
Accident occurred Saturday, May 07, 1983 in BROOKSVILLE, FL
Aircraft: ENSTROM F-28A, registration: N9086
Injuries: 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.

THE ACFT ROLLED OVER AND CRASHED DURING AN ATTEMPTED DOWNWIND RUNNING TAKEOFF. THE ACFT WAS DESTROYED BY IMPACT FORCES AND FIRE. THE PILOT AND 2 PASSENGERS WERE NOT INJURED. A WITNESS ON THE GROUND AND ONE OF THE PASSENGERS WHO IS AN A&P MECHANIC STATED THAT THE PILOT HOVER-TAXIED DOWNWIND AND ALL OWED THE ACFT TO SETTLE TO THE GROUND. HE THEN ATTEMPTED THE DOWNWIND RUNNING TAKEOFF. THE PILOT SAID 'I SHOULD NOT HAVE ATTEMPTED TO TAKEOFF WITH BOTH PASSENGERS, AGAIN BUT LETONE OFF.' HE STATED HE RAN OUT OF POWER AND PEDAL.

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

AIRCRAFT PERFORMANCE,TAKEOFF CAPABILITY..EXCEEDED

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

WIND INFORMATION..NOT FOLLOWED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

PERFORMANCE DATA..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

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


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..TAILWIND

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