NTSB Identification: FTW82DA088
14 CFR Part 137: Agricultural
Accident occurred Tuesday, March 09, 1982 in HUGHES, AR
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/09/1983
Aircraft: ROCKWELL S-2R, registration: N4987X
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

THE PILOT ATTEMPTED A DOWNWIND TAKEOFF FROM A SOFT AG STRIP WITH A HEAVY LOAD. AFTER REALIZING THAT HE WOULD BE UNABLE TO LIFT-OFF, THE PILOT INITIATED AN ABORT. THE AIRCRAFT CONTINUED OFF OF THE END OF THE STRIP AND FLIPPED OVER IN A MUDDY TERRAIN.

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:

ABORT..DELAYED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

AIRPORT FACILITIES,RUNWAY/LANDING AREA CONDITION..SOFT


Contributing Factors

AIRPORT FACILITIES,RUNWAY/LANDING AREA CONDITION..WET


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..TAILWIND

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