NTSB Identification: CEN13CA334
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Sunday, June 09, 2013 in Peyton, CO
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/23/2013
Aircraft: BEECH C24R, registration: N1854P
Injuries: 2 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.

During takeoff, when the airplane reached the rotation speed, the pilot applied back pressure to the flight controls. When the airplane reached an altitude about 50 feet above the ground, the stall warning horn sounded, which is indicative of the airplane nearing the critical angle of attack. The pilot attempted to maintain airspeed and then executed a forced landing to a field straight ahead. The airplane touched down in the field, continued through a small wire fence, struck an embankment, and came to rest near a highway. The airplane received substantial damage to the wings and fuselage. The pilot reported a total of 6.1 hours in the airplane make/model and 71.4 hours in all aircraft. The pilot reported that there were no mechanical malfunctions or failures of the engine or airframe that would have precluded normal operation

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

The pilot’s failure to maintain proper pitch control during takeoff.

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