NTSB Identification: FTW88LA096.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 39208.
Accident occurred Sunday, May 08, 1988 in PAWNEE, OK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 06/11/1990
Aircraft: PIPER PA-22-135, registration: N1424C
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.

THE UNLICENSED PILOT AND TWO PASSENGERS WERE INJURED WHEN THEIR AIRPLANE FAILED TO CLIMB AFTER DEPARTING FROM A TURF RUNWAY. THE AIRPLANE COLLIDED WITH TREES AND IMPACTED THE TERRAIN RESULTING IN THE DESTRUCTION OF THE AIRCRAFT. THE AIRCRAFT WAS APPROXIMATELY 300 POUNDS OVER MAXIMUM GROSS WEIGHT AND THE PILOT WAS ATTEMPTING TO TAKE OFF WITH A LEFT CROSS WIND THAT WAS GUSTING UP TO 26 MPH.

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

AIRCRAFT'S FLIGHT ENVELOPE WAS EXCEEDED.

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