Columbus Municipal Airport
Aircraft Accident/Incident Report

Columbus, Nebraska 68601
Saturday, October 20, 2001 8:20 CDT

NTSB Narrative Summary Released at Completion of Accident

The airplane landed gear up between the departure runway and parallel taxiway during an aborted takeoff. The pilot reported that the left engine experienced a 30 percent loss of power, and the airplane did not seem to have enough power to sustain flight. The pilot did not have a current a biennial flight review and instrument proficiency check. The airplane's maximum takeoff weight for the accident make and model was 6,200 lbs. Postaccident weighing of the airplane and addition of passengers and baggage in the airplane revealed the accident flight to be in excess of its maximum takeoff weight by at least 500 lbs. The pilot rated passenger reported that there were no abnormal engine indications during the takeoff.

NTSB Probable Cause Narrative

The exceeded aircraft performance and inadequate preflight planning/preparation by the pilot in command. The lack of recent experience in aircraft by the pilot in command was a contributing factor.

Event Information

Type of Event Accident
Event Date 10/20/2001
Event Day of the Week Saturday
Time of Event 820
Event Time Zone Central Daylight Time
Event City Columbus
Event State NEBRASKA
Event Country --
Zipcode of the event site 68601
Event Date Year 2001
Event Date Month 10
MidAir Collision Indicator No
On Ground Collision occurred ? No
Event Location Latitude --
Event Location Longitude --
Event Location Airport Columbus Municipal
Event Location Nearest Airport ID OLY
Indicates whether the acc/inc occurred off or on an airport On Airport
Distance from airport in statute miles --
Degrees magnetic from airport --
Airport Elevation 1444
Weather Briefing Completeness Unknown
Investigator's weather source Weather Observation Facility
Time of the weather observation 815 Central Daylight Time
Direction of event from weather observation facility (degrees) --
Weather Observation Facility ID OLU
Elevation of weather observation facility 1444
Distance of event from weather observation facility (units?) --
Time Zone of the weather observation CDT
Lighting Conditions Day
Lowest Ceiling Height --
Lowest Non-Ceiling Height --
Sky/Lowest/Cloud Conditions Clear
Sky Condition for Lowest Ceiling None
Visibility Runway Visual Range (Feet) --
Visibility Runway Visual Value (Statute Miles) --
Visibility (Statute Miles) 8
Air Temperature at event time (in degrees celsius) 1
Dew Point at event time (in degress fahrenheit) -1
Wind Direction (degrees magnetic) 80
Variable Wind Indicator Wind direction could be determined
Wind Speed (knots) 3
Wind Velocity Indicator --
Wind Gust Indicator Gusting
Wind Gust (knots) 0
Altimeter Setting at event time (in. Hg) 29.85
Density Altitude (feet) --
Intensity of Precipitation --
METAR weather report --
Event Highest Injury None
On Ground, Fatal Injuries --
On Ground, Minor Injuries --
On Ground, Serious Injuries --
Injury Total Fatal --
Injury Total Minor --
Injury Total None 6
Injury Total Serious --
Injury Total All --
Investigating Agency NTSB
NTSB Docket Number (internal use) 11955
NTSB Notification Source FAA
NTSB Notification Date Oct 20 2001 12:00AM
NTSB Notification Time 1137
Fiche Number and/or location -used to find docket information DMS
Date of most recent change to record Jul 2 2002 4:28PM
User who most recently changed record NTSB\MONR
Basic weather conditions Visual Meteorological Cond
FAA District Office Lincoln FSDO

Aircraft Involved

Aircraft #1

Aircraft Registration Number N701JK
NTSB Number CHI02LA010
Missing Aircraft Indicator --
Federal Aviation Reg. Part Part 91: General Aviation
Type of Flight Plan filed IFR
Flight plan Was Activated? No
Damage Substantial
Aircraft Fire None
Aircraft Explosion None
Aircraft Manufacturer's Full Name Beech
Aircraft Model 58P
Aircraft Series Identifier --
Aircraft Serial Number TJ-200
Certified Max Gross Weight 6200
Aircraft Category Airplane
Aircraft Registration Class U.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 6
Number of Engines 2
Fixed gear or retractable gear Retractable
Aircraft, Type of Last Inspection Annual
Date of Last Inspection Feb 11 2001 12:00AM
Airframe hours since last inspection 10
Airframe Hours --
ELT Installed Yes
ELT Activated No
ELT Aided Location of Event Site No
ELT Type --
Aircraft Owner Name K & B Aircraft Leasing
Aircraft Owner Street Address 2804 Northwest Avenue
Aircraft Owner City Grand Island
Aircraft Owner State NE
Aircraft Owner Country USA
Aircraft Owner Zipcode 68803
Operator is an individual? No
Operator Name James H. Oppliger
Operator Same as Owner? No
Operator Is Doing Business As --
Operator Address Same as Owner? No
Operator Street Address RR 4 Box 43A
Operator City Columbus
Operator State NE
Operator Country USA
Operator Zip code 68601
Operator Code --
Owner has at least one certificate None
Other Operator of large aircraft? --
Certified for Part 133 or 137 Operation --
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 Board Yes
Departure Point Same as Event No
Departure Airport Code OLU
Departure City Columbus
Departure State NE
Departure Country USA
Departure Time 820
Departure Time Zone CDT
Destination Same as Local Flt --
Destination Airport Code GFK
Destination City Grand Forks
Destination State NE
Destination Country USA
Specific Phase of Flight Takeoff
Report sent to ICAO? No
Evacuation occurred No
Date of most recent change to record Jun 17 2002 11:57AM
User who most recently changed record SULP
Since inspection or accident --
Event Location Runway Number and Location 32
Runway Length 5681
Runway Width 100
Sight Seeing flight No
Air Medical Flight No
Medical Flight --