NTSB Identification: DEN82FA074
Nonscheduled 14 CFR Part 135: Air Taxi & Commuter
Accident occurred Wednesday, April 28, 1982 in HAKALAU, HI
Probable Cause Approval Date: 04/28/1983
Aircraft: BEECH E18S, registration: N6911
Injuries: 2 Fatal.

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 AIRCRAFT DEPARTED HILO ON THE LAST LEG OF A 3 FLIGHT. A FEW MINUTES AFTER TAKEOFF, THE PILOT CALLED THE TOWER TO ASKFOR RETURN AND INDICATED HE HAD A DIFFICULTY. NO FURTHER TRANSMISSION WAS MADE. WITNESSES HEARD INTERMITTENT ENGINE SPUTTERING AND THEN THE WHINE OF A HIGH SPEED DIVE. THE AIRCRAFT IMPACTED IN A SUGAR CANE FIELD AT A STEEP ANGLE.

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

REASON FOR OCCURRENCE UNDETERMINED

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

AIRCRAFT HANDLING..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..DARK NIGHT

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