Aircraft Incident/Accident Report
Brocker Airport

Canfield, Ohio 44406
Saturday, January 7, 1995 8:03 EST

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NTSB Narrative Summary Released at Completion of Accident
THE PILOT ABORTED THE TAKEOFF ON A 3100 FT LONG RUNWAY, WHICH WAS COVERED BY SNOW AND ICE, DUE TO A PERCEPTION THAT THE ENGINES WERE NOT DEVELOPING FULL POWER. HE WAS UNABLE TO STOP ON THE RUNWAY, DEPARTED THE END, WENT THROUGH A FENCE, AND STRUCK TREES. A FULL POWER RUN WAS ACCOMPLISHED BY THE FAA AFTER THE ACCIDENT. NO ANOMALIES WERE FOUND WITH THE ENGINES. THE PILOT REPORTED HE LOWERED THE FLAPS TO FULL DURING THE ABORTED TAKEOFF. NO SPECIFIC PROCEDURES ARE LISTED IN THE FAA APPROVED FLIGHT MANUAL FOR ABORTED TAKEOFFS; HOWEVER, FOR LANDINGS, THE FLIGHT MANUAL CALLS FOR THE FLAPS TO BE RAISED AFTER TOUCHDOWN.
NTSB Probable Cause Narrative
The pilot's decision to abort the takeoff on a snow and ice covered runway, and once made, the pilot's decision to lower the flaps.
Event Information
Type of EventAccident 
Event Date1/7/1995 
Event Day of the WeekSaturday 
Time of Event803 
Event Time ZoneEastern Standard Time 
Event CityCANFIELD  
Event StateOHIO 
Event Country-- 
Zipcode of the event site44406  
Event Date Year1995 
Event Date Month
MidAir Collision IndicatorNo 
On Ground Collision occurred ?No 
Event Location Latitude  
Event Location Longitude  
Event Location AirportBROCKER  
Event Location Nearest Airport ID4OI8 
Indicates whether the acc/inc occurred off or on an airportOn Airport 
Distance from airport in statute miles-- 
Degrees magnetic from airport-- 
Airport Elevation1170 
Weather Briefing CompletenessFull 
Investigator's weather sourcePilot 
Time of the weather observation0  
Direction of event from weather observation facility (degrees)
Weather Observation Facility ID  
Elevation of weather observation facility
Distance of event from weather observation facility (units?)
Time Zone of the weather observation  
Lighting ConditionsDay 
Lowest Ceiling Height600 
Lowest Non-Ceiling Height
Sky/Lowest/Cloud ConditionsUnknown 
Sky Condition for Lowest CeilingOvercast 
Visibility Runway Visual Range (Feet)
Visibility Runway Visual Value (Statute Miles)
Visibility (Statute Miles)
Air Temperature at event time (in degrees celsius)-7 
Dew Point at event time (in degress fahrenheit)-12 
Wind Direction (degrees magnetic)180 
Variable Wind IndicatorUnknown 
Wind Speed (knots)10 
Wind Velocity Indicator Unknown 
Wind Gust IndicatorNot Gusting 
Wind Gust (knots)
Altimeter Setting at event time (in. Hg) -- 
Density Altitude (feet)-- 
Intensity of PrecipitationLight 
METAR weather report -- 
Event Highest InjuryNone 
On Ground, Fatal Injuries
On Ground, Minor Injuries
On Ground, Serious Injuries
Injury Total Fatal-- 
Injury Total Minor-- 
Injury Total None
Injury Total Serious-- 
Injury Total All-- 
Investigating AgencyNTSB 
NTSB Docket Number (internal use)141 
NTSB Notification Source-- 
NTSB Notification DateJan 10 1994 12:00AM 
NTSB Notification Time815 
Fiche Number and/or location -used to find docket informationIMAGE 
Date of most recent change to recordDec 7 2000 4:00PM 
User who most recently changed recorddbo  
Basic weather conditionsInstrument Meteorological Cond 
FAA District Office-- 
Aircraft Involved
Aircraft #1
Aircraft Registration NumberN560WM 
NTSB NumberNYC95LA048  
Missing Aircraft Indicator
Federal Aviation Reg. PartPart 91: General Aviation 
Type of Flight Plan filedIFR 
Flight plan Was Activated?-- 
DamageSubstantial 
Aircraft FireNone 
Aircraft ExplosionNone 
Aircraft Manufacturer's Full NameAERO COMMANDER  
Aircraft Model560F  
Aircraft Series Identifier560F  
Aircraft Serial Number1305-58  
Certified Max Gross Weight7500 
Aircraft CategoryAirplane 
Aircraft Registration ClassU.S. Registered/U.S. Soil 
Aircraft is a homebuilt?No 
Flight Crew Seats-- 
Cabin Crew Seats-- 
Passenger Seats-- 
Total number of seats on the aircraft
Number of Engines
Fixed gear or retractable gearRetractable 
Aircraft, Type of Last InspectionAnnual 
Date of Last InspectionJan 1 1994 12:00AM 
Airframe hours since last inspection245 
Airframe Hours5267 
ELT InstalledYes 
ELT ActivatedNo 
ELT Aided Location of Event SiteUnknown 
ELT Type-- 
Aircraft Owner NameROBERT J. BROCKER, SR.  
Aircraft Owner Street Address1616 COVINGTON ST.  
Aircraft Owner CityYOUNGSTOWN  
Aircraft Owner StateOH 
Aircraft Owner Country  
Aircraft Owner Zipcode44510  
Operator is an individual?-- 
Operator NameROBERT J. BROCKER, JR.  
Operator Same as Owner?No 
Operator Is Doing Business As-- 
Operator Address Same as Owner?Yes 
Operator Street Address  
Operator City  
Operator State  
Operator Country  
Operator Zip code  
Operator Code  
Owner has at least one certificateNone 
Other Operator of large aircraft?No 
Certified for Part 133 or 137 OperationUnknown 
Operator Certificate Number-- 
Indicates whether an air carrier operation was scheduled or not-- 
Indicates Domestic or International Flight-- 
Operator carrying Pax/Cargo/Mail-- 
Type of Flying (Per_Bus / Primary)Personal 
Second Pilot on BoardNo 
Departure Point Same as EventYes 
Departure Airport Code4O18 
Departure City  
Departure State  
Departure Country  
Departure Time803 
Departure Time ZoneEST 
Destination Same as Local Flt-- 
Destination Airport CodeJHW  
Destination CityJAMESTOWN  
Destination StateNY 
Destination Country  
Specific Phase of FlightTakeoff 
Report sent to ICAO?-- 
Evacuation occurred-- 
Date of most recent change to recordJan 2 2001 10:34AM 
User who most recently changed recorddbo  
Since inspection or accident-- 
Event Location Runway Number and Location10  
Runway Length3100 
Runway Width60 
Sight Seeing flightNo 
Air Medical FlightNo 
Medical Flight--