NTSB Identification: CHI91LA248.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 44099.
Accident occurred Friday, August 02, 1991 in JOLIET, IL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 02/08/1993
Aircraft: PIPER PA-24-180, registration: N5715P
Injuries: 4 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 SAID THAT SHORTLY AFTER LIFTOFF HE FELT A LACK OF ENGINE POWER AND A POSITIVE CLIMB RATE WAS NOT ATTAINED. THE ACFT SETTLED BACK TO THE TERRAIN, JUST BEYOND THE RUNWAY'S END. POST ACCIDENT INVESTIGATION FAILED TO REVEAL ANY POWER RELATED SYSTEM MALFUNCTION.

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

A PROPER CLIMB RATE WAS NOT ATTAINED WHICH RESULTED IN A MUSH/STALL BY THE PILOT. FACTORS RELATED TO THE ACCIDENT WERE PERFORMANCE DATA MIS-JUDGED DUE TO LACK OF FAMILIARITY WITH THE AIRCRAFT, AND OVER CONFIDENCE IN AIRCRAFT'S ABILITY.

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