Aircraft Incident/Accident Report
Town And Country Airport

Lubbock, Texas 79404
Saturday, March 31, 1984 14:00 CST

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NTSB Narrative Summary Released at Completion of Accident
THE PLT WAS MAKING A TAKEOFF IN THIS LARGE SINGLE ENGINE SINGLE SEAT ACFT AFTER ONLY 1 HOUR OF EXPERIENCE. THE PLT SAID THAT THE ENGINE OR PROPELLER MALFUNCTIONED. THE ACFT VEERED OFF THE SIDE OF THE RWY THROUGH A FENCE AND STRUCK 4 HORSES. AN FAA INSPECTOR COULD FIND NO EVIDENCE OF A PROP OR ENGINE MALFUNCTION. THIS 4000 HP R-4360 ENGINE CREATES A CONSIDERABLE AMOUNT OF TORQUE AT FULL THROTTLE WHICH REQUIRES PLT INPUT TO MAINTAIN DIRECTIONAL CONTROL.
NTSB Probable Cause Narrative
Not Yet Reported
Event Information
Type of EventAccident 
Event Date3/31/1984 
Event Day of the WeekSaturday 
Time of Event1400 
Event Time ZoneCentral Standard Time 
Event CityLUBBOCK  
Event StateTEXAS 
Event Country-- 
Zipcode of the event site79404  
Event Date Year1984 
Event Date Month
MidAir Collision IndicatorNo 
On Ground Collision occurred ?No 
Event Location Latitude  
Event Location Longitude  
Event Location AirportTOWN AND COUNTRY  
Event Location Nearest Airport IDF82  
Indicates whether the acc/inc occurred off or on an airportOn Airport 
Distance from airport in statute miles
Degrees magnetic from airport
Airport Elevation3200 
Weather Briefing CompletenessUnknown 
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 Height
Lowest Non-Ceiling Height
Sky/Lowest/Cloud ConditionsClear 
Sky Condition for Lowest CeilingNone 
Visibility Runway Visual Range (Feet)
Visibility Runway Visual Value (Statute Miles)
Visibility (Statute Miles) 20 
Air Temperature at event time (in degrees celsius)-- 
Dew Point at event time (in degress fahrenheit)-- 
Wind Direction (degrees magnetic)350 
Variable Wind IndicatorUnknown 
Wind Speed (knots)
Wind Velocity Indicator Unknown 
Wind Gust IndicatorNot Gusting 
Wind Gust (knots)
Altimeter Setting at event time (in. Hg) -- 
Density Altitude (feet)-- 
Intensity of PrecipitationUnknown 
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)303 
NTSB Notification Source-- 
NTSB Notification Date-- 
NTSB Notification Time
Fiche Number and/or location -used to find docket information23924 
Date of most recent change to recordJan 2 2001 9:15AM 
User who most recently changed recorddbo  
Basic weather conditionsVisual Meteorological Cond 
FAA District Office-- 
Aircraft Involved
Aircraft #1
Aircraft Registration NumberN5586A 
NTSB NumberFTW84LA182  
Missing Aircraft Indicator
Federal Aviation Reg. PartPart 91: General Aviation 
Type of Flight Plan filedNone 
Flight plan Was Activated?-- 
DamageSubstantial 
Aircraft FireNone 
Aircraft ExplosionNone 
Aircraft Manufacturer's Full NameMartin Company 
Aircraft ModelAM-1 (MAULER)  
Aircraft Series IdentifierAM-1 (MAUL 
Aircraft Serial Number13920  
Certified Max Gross Weight38500 
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 gearFixed 
Aircraft, Type of Last Inspection100 Hour 
Date of Last InspectionFeb 25 1984 12:00AM 
Airframe hours since last inspection
Airframe Hours104 
ELT InstalledNo 
ELT ActivatedUnknown 
ELT Aided Location of Event SiteUnknown 
ELT Type-- 
Aircraft Owner NameCONFEDERATE AIR FORCE INC  
Aircraft Owner Street AddressP O BOX CAF  
Aircraft Owner CityHARLINGEN  
Aircraft Owner StateTX 
Aircraft Owner Country  
Aircraft Owner Zipcode78550  
Operator is an individual?-- 
Operator Name  
Operator Same as Owner?Yes 
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 Code  
Departure City  
Departure State  
Departure Country  
Departure Time
Departure Time Zone  
Destination Same as Local Fltdest & departure same, accident can occur anywhere 
Destination Airport Code  
Destination City  
Destination State  
Destination Country  
Specific Phase of FlightTakeoff 
Report sent to ICAO?-- 
Evacuation occurred-- 
Date of most recent change to recordJan 2 2001 10:36AM 
User who most recently changed recorddbo  
Since inspection or accident-- 
Event Location Runway Number and Location35  
Runway Length2600 
Runway Width40 
Sight Seeing flightNo 
Air Medical FlightNo 
Medical Flight--