NTSB Identification: CHI93LA209.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 51181.
Accident occurred Tuesday, June 15, 1993 in NEWARK, IL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/13/1993
Aircraft: PIPER PA-38-112, registration: N381CF
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.
NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.
THE PILOT REPORTED NORMAL ACCELERATION AND LIFTOFF FROM THE 2,800' GRASS STRIP. SHORTLY AFTER LIFTOFF, AT AN ESTIMATED ALTITUDE OF 20', HE SAID '...I SUDDENLY LOST LIFT.' HE WAS UNABLE TO MAINTAIN ALTITUDE, AND COLLIDED WITH A FENCE POST IN A FIELD LOCATED OFF THE DEPARTURE END OF THE RUNWAY. THE AIRPLANE SUBSEQUENTLY CRASHED INTO A SOYBEAN FIELD. NO PREIMPACT MECHANICAL DIFFICULTIES WERE CLAIMED BY THE PILOT OR DISCOVERED DURING THE POSTACCIDENT INVESTIGATION.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be: THE PILOT'S PREMATURE LIFTOFF.
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