NTSB Identification: NYC88LA215.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 38221.
Accident occurred Thursday, August 11, 1988 in MONTGOMERYVILLE, PA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/24/1989
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-140, registration: N8233N
Injuries: 2 Minor,1 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 REPORTED THAT THE FLT TOOK OFF WITH LIGHT & VARIABLE WINDS. HE SAID HE USED THE SHORT FLD, OBSTACLE CLEARANCE PROCEDURE TO AVOID POWERLINES WHICH ARE LOCATED 1000 FT FROM THE END OF THE RWY. AFTER THE ACFT BECAME AIRBORNE IT WOULD NOT CLIMB. A TURN WAS STARTED TO AVOID THE POWERLINES AND WAS STEEPENED TO AVOID TREES IN THE PATH OF THE ACFT. THE ACFT LOST ALT DURING THE STEEP TURN AND A LANDING WAS MADE IN A FARM FIELD. THE ACFT LANDED HARD RESULTING IN DAMAGE TO THE LANDING GEAR AND PROP. AFTER THE OCCUPANTS EVACUATED, THE ACFT CAUGHT FIRE AND WAS DESTROYED. THE TEMP WAS 93 DEG F AT THE TIME OF THE ACDT. THE DA WAS 2600 FT.

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

LIFT-OFF..PREMATURE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

STALL/MUSH..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..TEMPERATURE EXTREMES


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..HIGH OBSTRUCTION(S)

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