NTSB Identification: LAX88LA275.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 37061.
Accident occurred Saturday, July 30, 1988 in PLACERVILLE, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/03/1989
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-161, registration: N8414A
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 PLT INITIATED A TOUCH & GO LANDING IN AN ACFT THAT WAS LOADED NEAR ITS MAX CERTIFICATED GROSS WEIGHT. HE LANDED SLIGHTLY LONG & APPLIED POWER FOR TAKEOFF. HOWEVER, HE STATED THAT THE ENG SPUTTERED & THE ACFT CONTD TO DECELERATE, SO HE REJECTED THE TAKEOFF. SUBSEQUENTLY, THE ACFT OVERRAN THE DEPARTURE END OF THE RWY & HIT A DITCH BEFORE STOPPING. THE TEMP WAS 104 DEG & THE DENSITY ALT WAS NEARLY 6000'. NO PRE-ACDNT PART FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION WAS FOUND.

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

THROTTLE/POWER CONTROL..IMPROPER USE OF..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..DITCH



Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..TEMPERATURE EXTREMES

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