NTSB Identification: CHI89LA014.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 37776.
Accident occurred Thursday, October 20, 1988 in INDIANAPOLIS, IN
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/03/1989
Aircraft: PIPER PA-24-250, registration: N7733P
Injuries: 3 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.

SHORTLY AFTER LIFTOFF AND LANDING GEAR RETRACTION, THE PILOT INADVERTENTLY ALLOWED THE AIRCRAFT TO TOUCH DOWN ON THE RUNWAY. THE PILOT STATED THAT HIS ATTENTION WAS DISTRACTED BY CONVERSATION WITH ONE OF THE PASSENGERS AND HE FAILED TO MAINTAIN A POSITIVE RATE OF CLIMB.

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

CLIMB..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

DIVERTED ATTENTION..PILOT IN COMMAND

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