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NTSB AVIATION ACCIDENT/INCIDENT DATABASE REPORT


General Information

Data Source:                          NTSB AVIATION ACCIDENT/INCIDENT DATABASE
   Report Number:                        CHI83LA153 
   Local Date:                           03/28/1983
   Local Time:                           17:15 CST
   State:                                MN    
   City:                                 WARREN                             
   Airport Name:                         WARREN MUNI              
   Airport Id:                           D37   
   Event Type:                           ACCIDENT
   Injury Severity:                      NONE   
   Report Status:                        FINAL      
   Mid Air Collision:                    NO 

Operations Information

Category of Operation:                GENERAL AVIATION       
   Aircraft Type:                        AIRPLANE       
   Aircraft Damage:                      SUBSTANTIAL      
   Phase of Flight:                      520 TAKEOFF                                           
   Aircraft Make/Model:                  MOONEY MOONEY-20-J              
   Operator Doing Business As:                                         
   Operator Name:                                                      
   Operator Code:                            
   Operator:                                                                       
   Owner Name:                           UNIVERSITY OF NORTH DAKOTA    

Narrative

THE PILOT WAS PRACTICING A SHORT FIELD TAKEOFF. THE ACFT CAME OFF THE 
   GROUND NOSE HIGH AT LOW AIRSPEED. AT ABOUT 40 FEET AGL THE PILOT 
   RETRACTED THE LANDING GEAR AND WHILE DOING THI S HE INADVERTANTLY 
   RAISED THE FLAPS. THE ACFT MUSHED BACK TO THE SURFACE. THE ACFT LEFT 
   WING WAS DAMAGED BY THE GROUND IM PACT. THE WEATHER WAS VMC, NO FLIGHT 
   PLAN HAD BEEN FILED AND THE PILOT WAS NOT INJURED. THE FLIGHT HAD 
   ORIGINATED ABOUT 3 HOURS PRIOR TO THE ACCIDENT AS A TRAINING FLIGHT 
   FROM THE U. OF NORTH DAKOTA. THE PILOT HAD DEPARTED GRAND FORKS AT 14 
   45 CST, FLEW LOCALLY ABOUT 40 MINUTES AND THEN FLEW TO CROOKSTON, ND 
   FOR TOUCH AND GO LANDINGS. HE THEN FLEW TO WAR REN TAXIED IN, SHUT DOWN 
   AND VISITED THE TERMINAL. AFTER RESTART AND TAXI, HE DECIDED TO DO THE 
   SHORT/SOFT FIELD TAKE OFF WHICH RESULTED IN THE ACCIDENT.

Sequence of Events

Occurrence #: 1  250 LOSS OF CONTROL - IN FLIGHT
   Phase of Operation: 522 TAKEOFF - INITIAL CLIMB

           Findings
           Subject - Modifier - Personnel Cause/Factor

   1b.   24506(S) - 3127(M) - 4000(P)  Cause
         AIRSPEED - NOT MAINTAINED - PILOT IN COMMAND
   2b.   22110(S) - 3137(M) - 4000(P)  Cause
         RAISING OF FLAPS - PREMATURE - PILOT IN COMMAND
   3b.   24553(S) - 3123(M) - 4000(P)  Factor
         STALL/MUSH - NOT CORRECTED - PILOT IN COMMAND

   Occurrence #: 2  230 IN FLIGHT COLLISION WITH TERRAIN/WATER
   Phase of Operation: 522 TAKEOFF - INITIAL CLIMB

           Findings
           Subject - Modifier - Personnel Cause/Factor


Probable Cause


Aircraft Information

Number of Seats:                      4  
   Aircraft Use:                         INSTRUCTIONAL      
   Type of Operation:                    14 CFR 91 
   Domestic/International:                            
   Passenger/Cargo:                                        
   Registration Number:                  1170G 
   Air Carrier Operating Certificates:   
   Aircraft Fire:                        NONE

                  Injuries
          Fatal  Serious  Minor  None
   Crew      0       0       0      1
   Pass      0       0       0      0
   Other     0       0       0      0
   Invlvd    0       0       0      1

   Landing Gear:                         TRICYCLE-RETRACTABLE
   Certificated Maximum Gross Weight:    1640
   Engine Make:                          LYCOMING     
   Engine Model:                         IO-360-A3B6D 
   Number of Engines:                    1 
   Engine Type:                          RECIPROCATING-FUEL INJECTED 

Environment/Operations Information

Basic Weather Conditions:             VISUAL METEOROLOGICAL CONDITIONS (VMC)  
   Wind Direction (deg):                 0
   Wind Speed (knots):                   0
   Visibility (sm):                      15
   Visibility RVR (ft):                  0
   Visibility RVV (sm):                  0
   Cloud Height Above Ground Level (ft): 0
   Visibility Restrictions:              NONE
   Precipitation Type:                   NONE
   Light Condition:                      DAYLIGHT
   Departure Airport Id:                 CKN 
   Departure City:                       CROOKSTON
   Departure State:                      MN
   Destination Airport Id:                   
   Destination City:                     
   Destination State:                      
   Flight Plan Filed:                    NONE
   ATC Clearance:                        NONE
   VFR Approach/Landing:                 NONE
   Event Location:                       ON AIRPORT

Pilot-in-Command

Certificates:                         PRIVATE
   Ratings:
     Plane:                              SINGLE ENGINE LAND
     Non-Plane:                          
     Instrument:                         NONE
   Had Current BFR:                      YES
   Months Since Last BFR:                6  
   Medical Certificate:                  CLASS 1
   Medical Certificate Validity:         VALID MEDICAL-WITH WAIVERS/LIMITATIONS

              Flight Time (Hours)
   Total       :    182  Last 24 Hrs :    4
   Make/Model  :      7  Last 30 Days:    0
   Instrument  :     30  Last 90 Days:   56
   Multi-Engine:      0  Rotorcraft  :    0

 

 

Source: National Transportation Safety Board