The pilot of the Beechcraft Sierra was attempting to takeoff from the airport in Peyton, Colo. He had logged 71.4 hours, of which 6.1 were in the Beech Sierra.When the plane reached the rotation speed, he applied back pressure and the plane lifted off. When it reached an altitude about 50 feet AGL, the stall warning horn sounded.
The pilot attempted to maintain airspeed and then decided to make a forced landing to a field straight ahead.
The airplane landed in the field, went through a small wire fence and over an embankment before finally coming to a stop on a highway. Neither the pilot nor passenger were injured.
The NTSB determined the probable cause of the accident as the pilot’s failure to maintain proper pitch control during takeoff.
NTSB Identification: CEN13CA334
This June 2015 accident report is provided by the National Transportation Safety Board. Published as an educational tool, it is intended to help pilots learn from the misfortunes of others.