Narrative:Autofeathering of the no. 2 engine forced the crew to abandon the takeoff. The aircraft was taxied back to the ramp and some maintenance was performed. The second takeoff was performed with the no. 2 engine at or below flight idle. The aircraft lifted off after a ground roll of 8000 feet, veered left and struck the ground.
pilot in command - exercised poor judgment
pilot in command - attempted operation w/known deficiencies in equipment
pilot in command - failed to follow approved procedures,directives,etc.
miscellaneous acts,conditions - thrust reversal-unwanted
miscellaneous acts,conditions - 0il exhaustion-propeller system
powerplant - propeller system: feathering pump
miscellaneous acts,conditions - leak/leakage
personnel - maintenance,servicing,inspection: inadequate maintenance and inspection
personnel - operational supervisory personnel: deficiency,company maintained eqpmt,services,regulation
miscellaneous acts,conditions - pilot fatigue
» NTSB File # 1-0018
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Distance from Saint Louis-Lambert International Airport, MO to Detroit-Willow Run Airport, MI as the crow flies is 691 km (432 miles).