NTSB Identification: NYC88LA234.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 38610.
Accident occurred Saturday, September 10, 1988 in GRISWOLD, CT
Probable Cause Approval Date: 01/04/1990
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-180, registration: N1840T
Injuries: 4 Serious.

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 TAKEOFF WAS MADE WITH THE TEMP AT ABOUT 90 DEG F. THE ACFT WAS ABOUT 60 LBS OVER THE AUTHORIZED MAX GROSS WT. WITNESSES SAID THE NOSE OF THE ACFT WAS HIGH AS IT PASSED OVER TREES JUST BEYOND THE END OF THE RWY. THE ACFT THEN DESCENDED WITH THE WINGS ROCKING UNTIL IMPACT IN A POND.

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

AIRCRAFT WEIGHT AND BALANCE..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

AIRSPEED..INADEQUATE..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

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