NTSB Identification: NYC88LA173.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 39192.
Nonscheduled 14 CFR
Accident occurred Friday, July 01, 1988 in AKRON, NY
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/09/1990
Aircraft: PIPER PA-32-300, registration: N1954H
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 ON-DEMAND AIR TAXI FLIGHT WAS DEPARTING FOR UTICA AND WATERTOWN, NEW YORK. DURING TAKEOFF, THE PILOT STATED THAT HE FELT THAT HE DID NOT HAVE ENOUGH AIRSPEED FOR FLIGHT AND DID NOT THINK THE AIRCRAFT WAS GOING TO BECOME AIRBORNE. THE TAKEOFF WAS ABORTED AND DURING THIS PROCEDURE THE LANDING GEAR WAS RETRACTED. THE AIRCRAFT SLID ABOUT 300 FEET OFF THE END OF THE RUNWAY AND CAME TO A STOP.

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

THE PILOT'S INADEQUATE PREFLIGHT RESULTED IN A DELAYED ABORTED TAKE-OFF. AFTER AN INADVERTENT RETRACTION OF THE LANDING GEAR THE AIRCRAFT SKIDDED OFF THE END OF THE RUNWAY INTO ROUGH TERRAIN.

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