NTSB Identification: NYC87LA193.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 35517.
Accident occurred Monday, June 29, 1987 in SANDY CREEK, NY
Probable Cause Approval Date: 02/17/1989
Aircraft: PIPER PA-23-250, registration: N4627P
Injuries: 1 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 PILOT OF THE PA-23-250 ATTEMPTED A TAKEOFF ON A 2200 FT LONG PRIVATE AIRSTRIP WITH A GRASS RUNWAY. WITNESSES REPORTED THE AIRCRAFT WAS AIRBORNE FURTHER DOWN THE RUNWAY THAN NORMAL. THE AIRCRAFT DID NOT CLEAR THE TREES ON THE DEPARTURE END OF THE RUNWAY. THE PILOT SAID HE FAILED TO SET THE FLAPS PRIOR TO TAKEOFF AND THAT THE DOOR OPENED DURING THE TAKEOFF ROLL.

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

PREFLIGHT PLANNING/PREPARATION..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

CHECKLIST..NOT FOLLOWED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

LOWERING OF FLAPS..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

ABORTED TAKEOFF..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

DOOR,EXTERIOR CREW..OPEN


Contributing Factors

DIVERTED ATTENTION..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)

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