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Melix Turbine Dromader, N2159C: Accident occurred June 23, 2015 in Nyssa, Malheur County, Oregon

NTSB Identification: GAA15CA135
14 CFR Part 137: Agricultural
Accident occurred Tuesday, June 23, 2015 in Nyssa, OR
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/11/2015
Aircraft: WSK PZL MIELEC M 18A, registration: N2159C
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators used data provided by various entities, including, but not limited to, the Federal Aviation Administration and/or the operator and did not travel in support of this investigation to prepare this aircraft accident report.

The pilot reported that during the takeoff roll, the airplane rolled over a bump on the runway surface and became airborne. The airplane descended to the runway while operating at takeoff power, resulting in a departure end runway excursion and collided with terrain. The airplane sustained substantial damage to the wings, fuselage and rudder. 

The pilot reported that there were no mechanical malfunctions or failures with the airplane prior to the flight that would have precluded normal operation.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident as follows:
The pilot's failure to maintain directional control during takeoff, resulting in a runway excursion and collision with terrain.



AIRCRAFT:   1994 Melix Turbine Dromader; N2159C; SN 11Z024-21

ENGINE(S) - M&M, S/N:    Garrett TPE-331-10UG514H; SN P63153C

PROPELLER(S) – M&M, S/N:       Hartzell HC-B4TN-5NL; SN CDA5040

APPROXIMATE TOTAL HOURS (estimated TT & TSMO from logbooks or other information):

ENGINE:     4,600 TTSMOH           TTSN 16,630

PROPELLER:    UNK TSOH                 UNK TT         

DESCRIPTION OF DAMAGES:    Extensive, see photos.            


REMARKS:     Sold AS IS/WHERE IS; Logbooks with Star.

DESCRIPTION OF ACCIDENT:  Aircraft was unable to exit ground effect on takeoff, and crashed.

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