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Accident
Last updated: 30 August 2016
Status:Definitief
Datum:vrijdag 27 juni 1986
Tijd:05:45 MDT
Type:Silhouette image of generic M404 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Martin 4-0-4
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Frontier Airways
Registratie: N40443
Constructienummer: 14228
Bouwjaar: 1952
Motoren: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-2800-CB
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 2 / inzittenden: 2
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 1 / inzittenden: 1
Totaal:slachtoffers: 3 / inzittenden: 3
Schade: Vernield
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:Buffalo Municipal Airport, WY (BYG) (   Verenigde Staten)
Fase: Start (TOF)
Soort vlucht:Sproeivlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Buffalo Municipal Airport, WY (BYG/KBYG), Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:Buffalo Municipal Airport, WY (BYG/KBYG), Verenigde Staten
Beschrijving:
The Martin, loaded with 600gal of pesticide settled back on the runway after a long takeoff run. The aircraft struck a 12 feet high dirt mound, flipped inverted and caught fire. It was determined that the pilot held a private certificate with ASMEL ratings and his medical certificate was denied. The co-pilot held a commercial certificate with ASEL rating, but none of the pilots appeared to have any operating experience on the Martin 4-0-4. The weight of the aircraft on takeoff was calculated to be 44,492 pounds, while the maximum gross total weight for a 4500 feet runway 'dry' takeoff was approx. 37,900 pounds.

PROBABLE CAUSE:
- Inadequate certification/approval - Op'n/operator..Company/operator mgmt
- Aircraft performance,takeoff capability..Exceeded
- Aircraft weight and balance..Exceeded..Pilot in command
- Airspeed(Vlof)..Not attained..Pilot in command
- Proper climb rate..Not possible..Pilot in command
- Remedial action..Not possible..Pilot in command
Contributing Factors:
- Fluid,ADI fluid..Inoperative
- Preflight planning/preparation..Poor..Pilot in command
- Lack of total experience in kind of aircraft..Pilot in command
- Lack of recent experience in type of aircraft..Pilot in command
- Lack of total experience..Copilot/second pilot

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This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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