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Statuts:Enquête Officielle
Date:vendredi 27 juin 1986
Heure:05:45 MDT
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic M404 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Martin 4-0-4
Compagnie:Frontier Airways
Immatriculation: N40443
Numéro de série: 14228
Année de Fabrication: 1952
Moteurs: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-2800-CB
Equipage:victimes: 2 / à bord: 2
Passagers:victimes: 1 / à bord: 1
Total:victimes: 3 / à bord: 3
Dégats de l'appareil: Détruit
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:Buffalo Municipal Airport, WY (BYG) (   Etats-Unis d'Amérique)
Phase de vol: Au décollage (TOF)
Nature:Travaux Agricoles
Aéroport de départ:Buffalo Municipal Airport, WY (BYG/KBYG), Etats-Unis d'Amérique
Aéroport de destination:Buffalo Municipal Airport, WY (BYG/KBYG), Etats-Unis d'Amérique
Détails:
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:

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

Sources:
» NTSB


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photo of Martin-4-0-4-N40443
accident date: 27-06-1986
type: Martin 4-0-4
registration: N40443
 

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