NTSB Identification: ATL88FA219.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 37496.
Accident occurred Friday, July 22, 1988 in WINSTON-SALEM, NC
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/11/1989
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-180, registration: N7942N
Injuries: 4 Fatal.

NTSB investigators either traveled in support of this investigation or conducted a significant amount of investigative work without any travel, and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

N7942N CRASHED INTO A BUILDING SHORTLY AFTER LIFTOFF FROM RUNWAY 21. THE PILOT WAS CLEARED FOR A LEFT TURNOUT OVER RUNWAY 33. A WITNESS ESTIMATED THAT THE AIRPLANE HAD REACHED 300 FEET WHEN THE PILOT LOST CONTROL AND CRASHED. THE INVESTIGATION FAILED TO DISCLOSE ANY MECHANICAL PROBLEMS. THE AIRPLANE WAS ESTIMATED TO HAVE BEEN OVER ITS DESIGNED GROSS WEIGHT FOR FLIGHT, AND WAS ALSO OUTSIDE THE FORWARD C.G. LIMITS.

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

STALL..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

AIRSPEED..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

FLIGHT CONTROLS..IMPROPER USE OF..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..BUILDING(NONRESIDENTIAL)


Contributing Factors

AIRCRAFT WEIGHT AND BALANCE..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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