NTSB Identification: SEA83LA181.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 21273.
Accident occurred Saturday, August 20, 1983 in DECATUR ISLAND, WA
Aircraft: BEECH 35, registration: N3038V
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 COLLIDED WITH THE GROUND DURING A SHORT FIELD TAKEOFF ATTEMPT. ACCORDING TO THE PILOT HE WAS USING 10 DEGREE OF FLAPS DURING A SHORT FIELD TAKEOFF. THE ACFT YAWED TO THE LEFT & THE PILOT LOWERED THE NOSE TO REGAIN CONTROL. DIRECTIONAL CONTROL WAS LOST AND THE ACFT TURNED 100 DEGREES & STRUCK THE GROUND FROM ABOUT 15 TO 20 FT AGL.

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

CLIMB..PREMATURE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

RUDDER..IMPROPER USE OF..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

GROUND LOOP/SWERVE..UNCONTROLLED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LANDING GEAR,MAIN GEAR STRUT..OVERLOAD


Contributing Factors

LANDING GEAR,NOSE GEAR ASSEMBLY..OVERLOAD

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