NTSB Identification: CHI89LA024.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 37893.
Accident occurred Monday, November 14, 1988 in INDIANAPOLIS, IN
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/28/1989
Aircraft: PIPER PA-31-350, registration: N6292
Injuries: 4 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 RPRTD THAT IMMEDIATELY AFTER ROTATION & DRG THE INITIAL CLIMB, THE RGT ENG BEGAN TO BACKFIRE & RUN ROUGH. WHEN THE ENG CONTD TO RUN ROUGH IN SPITE OF ATTEMPTS TO SMOOTH IT OUT, THE PLT ELECTED TO ABORT THE TAKEOFF. AT THAT TIME, THE ACFT WAS AT ABOUT 25' ABOVE THE GROUND. SEEING OBSTACLES AHEAD, THE PLT ELECTED TO BANK THE ACFT TO THE RGT TO OBTAIN ADDITIONAL SPACE. HOWEVER, THE ACFT CONTACTED THE GROUND RGT WING 1ST. SUBSEQUENTLY, IT TUMBLED SIDEWAYS & SLID THRU A FENCE BEFORE STOPPING ON AN ACCESS ROAD. A POST-ACDNT EXAM & OPNL CHECK OF THE ENG FAILED TO DUPLICATE THE POWER LOSS AS DESCRIBED BY THE PLT. NO PRE-ACDNT MECHANICAL MALFUNCTION WAS VERIFIED EXCEPT FOR LOW COMPRESSION (30 OVER 80 PSI) OF THE #1 & #5 CYLINDERS ON THE RGT ENG.

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

PLANNING/DECISION..IMPROPER..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

OBJECT..FENCE


Contributing Factors

ENGINE ASSEMBLY,CYLINDER..LOW COMPRESSION


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..HIGH OBSTRUCTION(S)



Contributing Factors

STALL/MUSH..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND

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