Aircraft Incident/Accident Report
Garden Valley (Pvt) Airport

Lindale, Texas 75771
Wednesday, July 28, 1982 19:22 CDT

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NTSB Narrative Summary Released at Completion of Accident
7-SEAT ACFT TOOK OFF WITH 4 ADULTS & 8 CHILDREN ABOARD. ACFT ROTATED AT ABOUT 2000 FT DOWN RWY & CLIMBED IN A FLAT NOSE HIGH ATTITUDE BEFORE SETTLING INTO 30 FT TREES ABOUT 4223 FT FROM POINT OF LIFT-OFF. ACFT OSCILLATED VIOLENTLY 2 OR 3 TIMES IN THE PITCH AXIS DURING THE 20-30 SEC FLT. ACFT WAS ABOUT 445 LBS OVER MAX GROSS WEIGHT & CG WAS 4.26 INCHES AFT OF THE AFT LIMIT. ON 6/9/82 THE PLT TOOK A CHECKRIDE TO HAVE A "CENTERLINE THRUST ONLY" RESTRICTION REMOVED FROM HIS MULTI-ENG RATING. 59 OF HIS 62 HRS MULTI-ENG WERE AS COPILOT. HE HAD NO FORMAL C-414 TRAINING & HAD RECD ONLY 2 HRS OF INSTRUCTION IN CONVENTIONAL MULTI-ENG ACFT. HE HAD NEVER BEEN REQUIRED TO PERFORM WT/BAL COMPUTATIONS IN HIS MILITARY FLYING OR ANY FAA EXAM OR CHECKRIDES. CO MANAGEMENT DID NOT COMPLY WITH INSURANCE STIPULATIONS WHICH REQUIRED PLT OF THEFLT TO ATTEND A CESSNA FLT TRAINING SCHOOL, NOR DID THE PLT SATISFY THE MINIMUM HR REQUIREMENTS. FAA CERT EXAMINER LOST CERT ON 7/10/82, HISTORY OF INCOMPLETE OR SUBSTANDARD CHECKRIDES. OCCUPANTS DIED OF THERMAL BURNS & SMOKE INHALATION.
NTSB Probable Cause Narrative
Not Yet Reported
Event Information
Type of EventAccident 
Event Date7/28/1982 
Event Day of the WeekWednesday 
Time of Event1922 
Event Time ZoneCentral Daylight Time 
Event CityLINDALE  
Event StateTEXAS 
Event Country-- 
Zipcode of the event site75771  
Event Date Year1982 
Event Date Month
MidAir Collision IndicatorNo 
On Ground Collision occurred ?No 
Event Location Latitude-- 
Event Location Longitude-- 
Event Location AirportGARDEN VALLEY (PVT)  
Event Location Nearest Airport ID  
Indicates whether the acc/inc occurred off or on an airportOff Airport/Airstrip 
Distance from airport in statute miles
Degrees magnetic from airport
Airport Elevation
Weather Briefing CompletenessUnknown 
Investigator's weather sourceUnknown 
Time of the weather observation1944  
Direction of event from weather observation facility (degrees)350 
Weather Observation Facility IDTYR  
Elevation of weather observation facility
Distance of event from weather observation facility (units?)10 
Time Zone of the weather observation  
Lighting ConditionsDusk 
Lowest Ceiling Height
Lowest Non-Ceiling Height10000 
Sky/Lowest/Cloud ConditionsScattered 
Sky Condition for Lowest CeilingUnknown 
Visibility Runway Visual Range (Feet)
Visibility Runway Visual Value (Statute Miles)
Visibility (Statute Miles) 10 
Air Temperature at event time (in degrees celsius)90 
Dew Point at event time (in degress fahrenheit)
Wind Direction (degrees magnetic)
Variable Wind IndicatorUnknown 
Wind Speed (knots)
Wind Velocity Indicator Calm 
Wind Gust IndicatorUnknown 
Wind Gust (knots)
Altimeter Setting at event time (in. Hg) 29 
Density Altitude (feet)
Intensity of PrecipitationUnknown 
METAR weather report -- 
Event Highest InjuryFatal 
On Ground, Fatal Injuries
On Ground, Minor Injuries
On Ground, Serious Injuries
Injury Total Fatal12 
Injury Total Minor-- 
Injury Total None-- 
Injury Total Serious-- 
Injury Total All12 
Investigating AgencyNTSB 
NTSB Docket Number (internal use)3323 
NTSB Notification Source-- 
NTSB Notification Date-- 
NTSB Notification Time
Fiche Number and/or location -used to find docket information  
Date of most recent change to recordOct 31 2002 4:04PM 
User who most recently changed recordNTSB\ZUZL  
Basic weather conditionsVisual Meteorological Cond 
FAA District Office-- 
Aircraft Involved
Aircraft #1
Aircraft Registration NumberN110VM 
NTSB NumberFTW82AA299  
Missing Aircraft Indicator
Federal Aviation Reg. PartPart 91: General Aviation 
Type of Flight Plan filedNone 
Flight plan Was Activated?-- 
DamageDestroyed 
Aircraft FireGround 
Aircraft ExplosionGround 
Aircraft Manufacturer's Full NameROBERTSON  
Aircraft ModelC-414  
Aircraft Series IdentifierC-414  
Aircraft Serial Number414-0390  
Certified Max Gross Weight6350 
Aircraft CategoryAirplane 
Aircraft Registration ClassUnknown 
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 InspectionUnknown 
Date of Last Inspection-- 
Airframe hours since last inspection23 
Airframe Hours2459 
ELT InstalledYes 
ELT ActivatedUnknown 
ELT Aided Location of Event SiteUnknown 
ELT Type-- 
Aircraft Owner NameWILLIAM D. JENKINS  
Aircraft Owner Street Address1990 D'OLIVERA ROAD  
Aircraft Owner CityCONCORD  
Aircraft Owner StateCA 
Aircraft Owner Country  
Aircraft Owner Zipcode94520  
Operator is an individual?-- 
Operator NameLAST DAYS MINISTRIES  
Operator Same as Owner?No 
Operator Is Doing Business As-- 
Operator Address Same as Owner?No 
Operator Street AddressP.O. BOX 40  
Operator CityLINDALE  
Operator StateTX 
Operator Country  
Operator Zip code75771  
Operator Code  
Owner has at least one certificateYes - certificate holder 
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 CityLINDALE  
Departure StateTX 
Departure Country  
Departure Time1921 
Departure Time Zone  
Destination Same as Local Fltdest & departure same, accident can occur anywhere 
Destination Airport Code  
Destination CityLINDALE  
Destination StateTX 
Destination Country  
Specific Phase of FlightTakeoff 
Report sent to ICAO?-- 
Evacuation occurred-- 
Date of most recent change to recordSep 18 2002 4:50PM 
User who most recently changed recorddbo  
Since inspection or accident-- 
Event Location Runway Number and Location34  
Runway Length3163 
Runway Width50 
Sight Seeing flightNo 
Air Medical FlightNo 
Medical Flight--