NTSB Identification: NYC94LA102.
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Accident occurred Wednesday, June 22, 1994 in NEW PHILADELPHI, OH
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/02/1994
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-140, registration: N5543F
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.
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The pilot aborted the takeoff, the airplane overran the runway, struck a fence, and it came to rest in a cemetery. According to the pilot, he used 'one notch of flaps' for takeoff. He indicated that about halfway down the runway 'with full throttle. The plane was up 10 feet. It came down and then I aborted the flight.' The pilot stated the speed was 80 MPH when he decided to abort. He reported no mechanical malfunction.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be: The pilot's inadequate decision and his delay in aborting the takeoff, which resulted in an overrun of the runway and collision with obstacles Full narrative available
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