NTSB Identification: FTW82DA231
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Thursday, June 17, 1982 in GRAHAM, TX
Probable Cause Approval Date: 06/17/1983
Aircraft: SOUTHERN AIRMOTIVE CORP SAC SAC, registration: N3800C
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

THE PILOT REPORTED THAT HE BEGAN A TAKEOFF ON RUNWAY 17 TO FERRY THE AIRCRAFT FROM GRAHAM TO HOUSTON, TX. HE REPORTED THAT THE WIND WAS FROM 340 DEG AT 15 KTS. REPORTEDLY, HE HAD NO PREVIOUS FLIGHT TIME IN THIS MAKE AND MODEL OF AIRCRAFT. THE PILOT STATED THAT DURING THE TAKEOFF, HE LOST DIRECTIONAL CONTROL AS WELL AS LIFTED OFF EARLY. THE AIRCRAFT VEERED OFF THE LEFT SIDE OF THE RUNWAY INTO TALL WEEDS. THE LEFT WING TOUCHED, THE LEFT GEAR COLLAPSED, AND THE AIRCRAFT NOSED OVER.

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

COMPENSATION FOR WIND CONDITIONS..IMPROPER..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:

GROUND LOOP/SWERVE..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND

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:

STALL/MUSH..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CROSSWIND


Contributing Factors

LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE IN TYPE OF AIRCRAFT..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..HIGH VEGETATION

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