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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 68294
Last updated: 5 June 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic BE36 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Beechcraft A36 Bonanza
Registration: N57S
C/n / msn: E2290
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Fairmont, West Virginia -   United States of America
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:Fairmont, WV (4G7)
Destination airport:Auburn, AL (AUO)
Investigating agency: NTSB
According to the pilot, the airplane appeared to accelerate normally on liftoff until about 4 feet above the runway, but the airplane did not want to fly. He stated that the only way to get it to fly was to push the nose down, but he did not want to do that, so he pulled the power off and landed about three-quarters of the way down the runway. He stated that the airplane was performing fine. The airplane continued off the departure end of the 2,859-foot-long runway and struck an embankment. A video recording of the flight revealed that the airplane lifted off in a nose-high attitude and settled back to the runway after the ground roll used about eight-tenths of the runway. Weight and balance calculations were completed using the airplane’s maintenance records and the weights volunteered by the pilot, his passengers, 40 pounds of baggage, and 70 gallons of fuel. The estimated weight of the airplane at takeoff was 3,842 pounds. The maximum allowable gross weight for the airplane was 3,650 pounds.
Probable Cause: The pilot's delay in aborting the takeoff, resulting in an overun. Contributing to the accident was the overweight condition of the airplane.



Revision history:

19-Sep-2009 23:26 Geno Added
22-Sep-2009 00:27 RobertMB Updated
21-Dec-2016 19:25 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
02-Dec-2017 16:16 ASN Update Bot Updated [Cn, Operator, Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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