NTSB Identification: DEN83LA013
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, November 06, 1982 in CUT BANK, MT
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/06/1983
Aircraft: BEECH G35, registration: N4253D
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 PILOT STARTED TO TAKEOFF ON RUNWAY 31 WITH A WIND FROM 270 DEG AT 20 KTS. DURING THE TAKEOFF ROLL, THE AIRCRAFT VEERED AND WENT OFF THE LEFT SIDE OF THE RUNWAY. THE PILOT STATED THAT AFTER ABOUT 400 TO 500 FT IN THE TAKEOFF ROLL, THE "PLANE VEERED RIGHT AND LEFT RUNWAY." IN A SUBSEQUENT TELEPHONE INTERVIEW, HE SAID THAT DURING THE TAKEOFF ROLL, HE FELT THE AIRPLANE "SKIP" SLIGHTLY TO THE RIGHT AND FELT THE RIGHT WING DROP. REPORTEDLY, HE THEN REJECTED THE TAKEOFF, THE RIGHT MAIN GEAR COLLAPSED, THE AIRCRAFT WEATHERVANED INTO THE WIND AND DEPARTED THE RUNWAY. THE BRAZE ASSEMBLY ROD ON THE RIGHT MAIN GEAR WAS FOUND TO BE BENT FROM A SIDE OVERLOAD. A MECHANIC REPORTED THAT THERE WAS APPARENTLY NO PREVIOUS DAMAGE TO THE ROD.
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
WEATHER CONDITION..HIGH WIND
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