NTSB Identification: CHI88LA213.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 37752.
Accident occurred Thursday, August 18, 1988 in GLIDDEN, WI
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/07/1989
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-140E, registration: N4476T
Injuries: 3 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.

WHILE ATTEMPTING TO TAKEOFF FROM A 2,175' GRASS STRIP, WITH THE AIRCRAFT LOADED NEAR MAXIMUM GROSS WEIGHT, THE PILOT APPROACHED THE END OF THE RUNWAY WITHOUT HAVING ATTAINED LIFTOFF AIRSPEED. THE PILOT LIFTED THE AIRCRAFT OFF THE GROUND PREMATURELY AND WAS UNABLE TO ATTAIN THE PROPER AIRSPEED, CLIMB RATE, OR ALTITUDE NECESSARY TO CLEAR THE TREES LOCATED AT THE DEPARTURE END OF THE RUNWAY. THE AIRCRAFT STRUCK THE TREES, AND FELL TO THE GROUND, LANDING IN A NEARLY LEVEL ATTITUDE.

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

AIRSPEED(VLOF)..NOT ATTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

ABORTED TAKEOFF..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

LIFT-OFF..PREMATURE..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

PREFLIGHT PLANNING/PREPARATION..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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