NTSB Identification: FTW92LA156.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 46678.
Accident occurred Sunday, June 14, 1992 in RECTOR, AR
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/14/1993
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-140, registration: N15424
Injuries: 1 Serious,2 Minor.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

A PILOT WAS ATTEMPTING A TAKEOFF FROM AN AIRSTRIP USING THE SOFT FIELD TAKEOFF PROCEDURE. AFTER LIFTOFF HE STAYED IN GROUND EFFECT AND MAINTAINED A NOSE HIGH ATTITUDE AND NEVER ATTAINED CLIMB AIRSPEED. THE AIRPLANE IMPACTED A LEVEE AT THE DEPARTURE END OF THE STRIP, SHEARING THE LANDING GEAR ASSEMBLY.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

THE PILOT'S PREMATURE LIFTOFF.

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