NTSB Identification: CHI87LA064.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 32194.
Accident occurred Friday, January 23, 1987 in DECATUR, IL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/21/1988
Aircraft: PIPER PA-38-112, registration: N2536A
Injuries: 1 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.

FOLLOWING TAXI TO RWY 36, THE PLT STATED THAT HE COMPLETED AN ENGINE RUN-UP. ON THE TAKEOFF ROLL, THE ACFT SWERVED TO THE LEFT BEFORE COLLIDING WITH A SNOWBANK APPROXIMATELY 800 FEET FROM THE APCH END OF THE RWY. ACCORDING TO THE PLT, OPPOSITE RUDDER WAS APPLIED PRIOR TO CONTACT WITH THE SNOWBANK.

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

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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