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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 135289
Last updated: 14 October 2020
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Date:30-MAR-2003
Time:06:15
Type:Silhouette image of generic BE36 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Beechcraft A36 Bonanza
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: N4315S
C/n / msn: E685
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Tavernier, FL -   United States of America
Phase: Take off
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Tavernier, FL (72X)
Destination airport:Atlanta, GA (WDR)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
The pilot stated that during the takeoff roll a dog appeared in front of the airplane, and the next thing he remembered was that the airplane banked left and collided with trees lining the left side of the runway. The pilot-rated passenger/owner of the airplane said that when he saw an animal appear in front of the airplane during the takeoff roll, in an attempt to avoid a collision with the animal he intervened and applied back pressure to the control column to get the airplane airborne. He said he remembered the airplane veering to the left, and he tried to apply right rudder and pushed the control column forward in an attempt to keep the airplane in ground effect. Both the pilot and passenger/owner stated that prior to the accident there had been no mechanical failure or malfunction to the airplane or any of its systems.
Probable Cause: The control interference by the pilot-rated passenger in an attempt to avoid an obstacle, which resulted in a loss of control.

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=20030404X00440&key=1


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
21-Dec-2016 19:26 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
08-Dec-2017 18:28 ASN Update Bot Updated [Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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