NTSB Identification: NYC84FHD01.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 22102.
Accident occurred Saturday, October 22, 1983 in CHESWOLD, DE
Aircraft: BEECH 58P, registration: N2029Z
Injuries: 1 Serious,5 Minor.

NTSB investigators either traveled in support of this investigation or conducted a significant amount of investigative work without any travel, and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

THE PLT REPORTED THAT THE WESTERN 1/3 OF RWY 9 CONSISTED OF ROUGH CHAT ROCK & PACKED SOIL. THE REMAINING RWY SURFACE CONSISTED OF ASPHALT. THE PLT ELECTED TO MAKE A NO-FLAP TAKEOFF, USING ALL OF THE RWY. HE STATED THAT DUE TO THE ROUGH RWY SURFACE, UP ELEVATOR CONTROL PRESSURE WAS USED TO RELIEVE LOADS ON THE NOSE GEAR & TO RAISE THE PROPS SLIGHTLY OFF THE GRAVEL SURFACE. HE INTENDED TO PROGRESSIVELY RELIEVE THE UP ELEVATOR CONTROL & TAKEOFF AT 86 KTS. HOWEVER, SHORTLY AFTER THE ACFT STARTED ITS TAKEOFF ROLL, IT REPORTEDLY ENTERED A NOSE HIGH ATTITUDE & BECAME AIRBORNE PREMATURELY. THE ACFT THEN YAWED TO THE LEFT & SUBSEQUENTLY COLLIDED WITH TREES WHICH WERE LOCATED NEAR THE NORTH EDGE OF THE RWY. THE PLT, WHO WAS SERIOUSLY INJURED, STATED THAT HIS SHOULDER HARNESS DID NOT FUNCTION.

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

LIFT-OFF..PREMATURE..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:

PROPER ALIGNMENT..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)


Contributing Factors

AIRPORT FACILITIES,RUNWAY/LANDING AREA CONDITION..ROUGH/UNEVEN


Contributing Factors

AIRPORT FACILITIES,RUNWAY/LANDING AREA CONDITION..LOOSE GRAVEL/SANDY

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