NTSB Identification: LAX84LA017.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 22787.
Accident occurred Sunday, October 09, 1983 in HOLTVILLE, CA
Aircraft: ROCKWELL S-2R, registration: N8507V
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 PLT ATTEMPTED TO TAKE OFF WITH 300 GAL OF FUNGICIDE ON BOARD. HE SAID THAT THE RECENTLY RESURFACED DIRT RWY HAD NOT YET BEEN COMPACTED & THIS INCREASED THE ROLLING FRICTION WHICH DID NOT ALLOW THE ACFT TO ACCELERATE PROPERLY. THE PLT WAS UNABLE TO GET THE ACFT TO LIFT OFF. SUBSEQUENTLY, IT CONTINUED OFF THE END OF THE RWY, STRUCK A DITCH & WAS DAMAGED.

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


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..DITCH


Contributing Factors

AIRPORT FACILITIES,RUNWAY/LANDING AREA CONDITION..SOFT

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