Date & Time: Aug 7, 1974 at 1104 LT
Type of aircraft:
Detroit - Saint Louis
United States of America
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
Captain / Total hours on type:
During the takeoff roll at Detroit-City-Coleman A. Young Airport, the twin engine airplane went out of control, slid on the ground, overran and came to rest in flames. The pilot escaped with minor injuries while the aircraft was destroyed.
Inadequate preflight preparation on part of the pilot who apparently raised the landing gear prematurely before rotation. The gear selector was found in up position.