NTSB Identification: LAX06CA194.
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Accident occurred Friday, June 02, 2006 in Jean, NV
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/03/2006
Aircraft: Cessna T207A, registration: N9962M
Injuries: 7 Uninjured.
NTSB investigators used data provided by various entities, including, but not limited to, the Federal Aviation Administration and/or the operator and did not travel in support of this investigation to prepare this aircraft accident report.
The airplane failed to gain altitude and settled into the ground during the takeoff initial climb. The firewall buckled during the ground contact. The pilot said that just after takeoff, the airspeed decreased to 60 knots and the airplane was 300 feet above ground level. He was unable to recover the airspeed and he touched down in a field. The pilot noted that the temperature was over 100 degrees Fahrenheit and the wind was from the west at 10 knots and gusting. The pilot said that there were no mechanical failures or malfunctions during the flight. The density altitude was calculated to be about 6,200 feet.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be: the pilot's failure to obtain and maintain an adequate airspeed, which resulted in a stall/mush. A factor in the accident was the high density altitude. Full narrative available
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