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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 26211
Last updated: 18 July 2019
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Date:16-DEC-1999
Time:15:15
Type:Silhouette image of generic PAY2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-31T Cheyenne I
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: N919RD
C/n / msn: 31T-8104037
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:near Santa Fe Municipal Airport, Santa Fe, New Mexico -   United States of America
Phase: Take off
Nature:Private
Departure airport:SAF
Destination airport:Olathe, KS (OJC)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
On takeoff during the initiation of a cross-country flight, the pilot raised the landing gear following liftoff and the aircraft settled back onto the ground off the end of the runway. According to the pilot and the FAA inspector who examined the aircraft, both engines were producing normal power. The elevator trim was set at 12 degrees nose up vice 3-6 degrees required, and the aircraft was within weight and balance limits. The pilot lowered the landing gear prior to impact. According to information provided by the aircraft manufacturer, induced drag increases during landing gear retraction and extension due to the landing gear doors being extended into the air stream as the landing gear cycles.

Probable Cause: The pilot initiating lift off at an airspeed insufficient to maintain flight and retracting the landing gear prematurely resulting in a stall mush. A factor was the pilot incorrectly setting the elevator trim.

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=20001212X20230&key=1
FAA register: 2. FAA: http://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry/NNum_Results.aspx?omni=Home-N-Number&nNumberTxt=919RD


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
27-Sep-2008 01:00 ASN archive Added
15-May-2010 11:06 harro Updated [Time, Cn, Phase, Destination airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
02-Jul-2013 09:48 JINX Updated [Time, Cn, Operator, Total occupants, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
21-Dec-2016 19:14 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
21-Dec-2016 19:16 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
21-Dec-2016 19:20 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
20-May-2017 18:28 TB Updated [Source, Narrative]
07-Aug-2017 08:47 TB Updated [Aircraft type]
13-Sep-2017 22:50 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Total occupants, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
14-Dec-2017 10:00 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Total occupants, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]

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