NTSB Identification: DEN84LTI01.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 21907.
Accident occurred Sunday, October 16, 1983 in LIBBY, MT
Aircraft: BENSON B8M, registration: N4415W
Injuries: 1 Serious.

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 CRASHED INTO TREES DURING A TAKEOFF AND DESCENDED INVERTED TO THE GROUND. THE PILOT STATED HE HAD NOT INTENDED TO FLY A PATTERN BUT MERELY TAKEOFF AND LAND IN A MODIFIED HIGH SPEED TAXI RUN. BUT ON THIS LAST RUN HE RAN OUT OF RWY AND DECIDED TO GO AROUND THE PATTERN. ACCORDING TO THE PILOT THE ENGINE STARTED TO OVERHEAT SO HE REDUCED POWER AND THE ACFT SETTLED INTO THE TREES.

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

THROTTLE/POWER CONTROL..IMPROPER USE OF..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

LACK OF FAMILIARITY WITH AIRCRAFT..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

ALTITUDE..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

STALL/MUSH..NOT CORRECTED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)

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