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|Local Time Of Day||1201 To 1800|
|Locale Reference||airport : 83oh.airport|
|Altitude||agl single value : 0|
|Operator||general aviation : personal|
|Make Model Name||Bonanza 35|
|Operating Under FAR Part||Part 91|
|Flight Phase||climbout : takeoff|
ground : takeoff roll
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : instrument|
pilot : commercial
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 13|
flight time total : 345
flight time type : 170
|Anomaly||excursion : runway|
other anomaly other
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : unable|
|Problem Areas||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
The incident occurred while departing a 2600 ft private airstrip in the dayton, oh area. Conditions were dry/damp, it had rained 2 days prior to the incident. The aircraft was 120 pounds below maximum gross weight at the time of takeoff. How the problem arose: upon lining up with the runway to perform a rolling soft field takeoff I advanced the throttle to full power. During the initial takeoff roll all gauges and instruments appeared normal. Approximately midfield the aircraft was light on the landing gear and the nosewheel was slightly off the ground (airspeed approximately 65 KTS). 3/4 of the way down the runway the plane rotated and was flying in ground effect just above 70 KTS (but below 75 KTS). I tried to accelerate the aircraft in ground effect, but airspeed did not increase. Runway conditions were marginal due to rain 2 days prior to event. Field was dry, but very soft. Aircraft was heavy for field conditions. Aircraft should have been accelerated well past vr on ground. Aircraft confign was set up for minimum drag for faster acceleration versus maximum lift short field confign. I lowered the nose, but the aircraft bounced at the end of the runway (twice). I continued to try and accelerate the plane, but after approximately 1/2 mi decided to land just beyond the runway (approximately 1/2 to 3/4 of a mi) in a field. Nose gear collapsed and propeller was damaged on landing.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: A BE36 PLT ATTEMPTING A NEAR MAX GROSS WT TKOF, ON A SOFT TURF RWY WAS FORCED TO LAND STRAIGHT AHEAD, IN A FIELD, WHEN UNABLE TO ATTAIN LIFT-OFF SPD.
Narrative: THE INCIDENT OCCURRED WHILE DEPARTING A 2600 FT PVT AIRSTRIP IN THE DAYTON, OH AREA. CONDITIONS WERE DRY/DAMP, IT HAD RAINED 2 DAYS PRIOR TO THE INCIDENT. THE ACFT WAS 120 LBS BELOW MAX GROSS WT AT THE TIME OF TKOF. HOW THE PROB AROSE: UPON LINING UP WITH THE RWY TO PERFORM A ROLLING SOFT FIELD TKOF I ADVANCED THE THROTTLE TO FULL PWR. DURING THE INITIAL TKOF ROLL ALL GAUGES AND INSTS APPEARED NORMAL. APPROX MIDFIELD THE ACFT WAS LIGHT ON THE LNDG GEAR AND THE NOSEWHEEL WAS SLIGHTLY OFF THE GND (AIRSPD APPROX 65 KTS). 3/4 OF THE WAY DOWN THE RWY THE PLANE ROTATED AND WAS FLYING IN GND EFFECT JUST ABOVE 70 KTS (BUT BELOW 75 KTS). I TRIED TO ACCELERATE THE ACFT IN GND EFFECT, BUT AIRSPD DID NOT INCREASE. RWY CONDITIONS WERE MARGINAL DUE TO RAIN 2 DAYS PRIOR TO EVENT. FIELD WAS DRY, BUT VERY SOFT. ACFT WAS HVY FOR FIELD CONDITIONS. ACFT SHOULD HAVE BEEN ACCELERATED WELL PAST VR ON GND. ACFT CONFIGN WAS SET UP FOR MINIMUM DRAG FOR FASTER ACCELERATION VERSUS MAX LIFT SHORT FIELD CONFIGN. I LOWERED THE NOSE, BUT THE ACFT BOUNCED AT THE END OF THE RWY (TWICE). I CONTINUED TO TRY AND ACCELERATE THE PLANE, BUT AFTER APPROX 1/2 MI DECIDED TO LAND JUST BEYOND THE RWY (APPROX 1/2 TO 3/4 OF A MI) IN A FIELD. NOSE GEAR COLLAPSED AND PROP WAS DAMAGED ON LNDG.
Data retrieved from NASA's ASRS site as of July 2007 and automatically converted to unabbreviated mixed upper/lowercase text. This report is for informational purposes with no guarantee of accuracy. See NASA's ASRS site for official report.