NTSB Identification: MIA88LA264.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 36606.
Accident occurred Saturday, September 03, 1988 in ORLANDO, FL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/26/1989
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28, registration: N36190
Injuries: 2 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.

THE PLT HAD RENTED THE FULLY FUELED AIRCRAFT FROM AN FBO AT ORL WHICH HAS HARD SURFACED 4600 & 6000 FT RWYS. HE FLEW TO A 130 FT MSL ARPT WITH A 2430 FT GRASS RWY & PICKED UP HIS WIFE FOR A XC FLT. HE STATED THAT THE ACFT PERFORMED NORMALLY DURING THE 10 MIN FIRST FLT. ON DEPARTURE, THE PLT STATED THE WIND WAS CALM & HE ATTEMPTED A TAKEOFF FROM RWY 36. ABOUT 2/3 WAY DOWN THE RWY AND AT 65 KTS, HE STATED HE ROTATED & THE ENG QUIT. HE DIDN'T THINK HE COULD STOP THE ACFT ON THE WET GRASS & THERE WAS A DITCH AT THE END OF THE RWY. HE STATED THAT HE AVOIDED THE DITCH BY 'REAPPLIED THROTTLE & PULLED ACFT OFF SURFACE AT APRCH TO DITCH. ACFT ROTATED, THEN STALLED.' THE LEFT WING WAS SHEARED OFF AFTER HITTING A STUMP. AFTERWARD, THE ENG WAS TEST RUN AND NO ABNORMALITIES WERE OBSERVED. SURFACE WIND AT ORL WAS 140 DEGS AT 12 KTS. THE AIR TEMP WAS 85 DEGS & DENS ALT WAS CALCULATED TO BE 1800 FT MSL.

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

WIND INFORMATION..NOT OBTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

WRONG RUNWAY..SELECTED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

ABORTED TAKEOFF..DELAYED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..WET


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..DITCH


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)

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