NTSB Identification: MKC88LA179.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 37286.
Accident occurred Monday, September 26, 1988 in BERTRAND, NE
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/19/1989
Aircraft: PIPER PA-12, registration: N3390M
Injuries: 1 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 RPRTD THAT WHILE PRACTICING TAKEOFFS & LDGS, HE BELIEVED HE HAD EXCESSIVE GROUND SPEED & ELECTED TO GO AROUND. HE SAID HE WAITED TO LONG TO GO AROUND, SO HE DECIDED TO FLY UNDER POWER LINES, LOCATED AT THE DEP END OF THE STRIP. SHORTLY AFTER LIFT-OFF, THE ACFT STALLED, DRIFTED TO THE LEFT & HIT THE EDGE OF A ROADWAY WHICH WAS ALSO AT THE END OF THE STRIP. THE ROADWAY WAS ABOUT 4 FEET HIGHER THAN THE RWY SURFACE. THE PLT SAID THE AIRSTRIP WAS SLIGHTLY DOWNHILL TO THE NORTH & THE WIND WAS CALM.

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

GO-AROUND..DELAYED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

AIRSPEED..NOT ATTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

AIRPORT FACILITIES,RUNWAY/LANDING AREA CONDITION..DOWNHILL


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..DIRT BANK/RISING EMBANKMENT


Contributing Factors

STALL/MUSH..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND

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