NTSB Identification: DEN86LA062.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 30793.
Accident occurred Friday, January 03, 1986 in HOPE, ND
Aircraft: BELLANCA 7ECA, registration: N50384
Injuries: 2 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 STATED THE CITABRIA HE WAS PILOTING FAILED TO OBTAIN FLYING SPEED BEFORE REACHING THE END OF THE SNOW COVERED PRIVATE AIRSTRIP. ACCORDING TO THE PILOT, HE ABORTED THE TAKEOFF TOO LATE. THE ACFT CONTACTED A SNOWBANK AND NOSED OVER. THE PLT SAID THAT DURING THE POST ACCIDENT INSPECTION HE NOTICED THE CARB HEAT HAD INADVERTENTLY BEEN LEFT 'ON' FROM THE PREVIOUS FLIGHT. THE TAKEOFF WAS BEING MADE WITH A 5 KNOT TAILWIND.

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

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

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

ABORTED TAKEOFF..DELAYED..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

AIRCRAFT PREFLIGHT..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

CARBURETOR HEAT..INADVERTENT USE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

AIRPORT FACILITIES,RUNWAY/LANDING AREA CONDITION..SNOW COVERED


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..TAILWIND

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