NTSB Identification: CHI87LA193.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 34419.
Accident occurred Tuesday, August 18, 1987 in TROY, MI
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/25/1988
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-140, registration: N32387
Injuries: 1 Minor,2 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.
WHILE THE PLT WAS USING SHORT FIELD TECHNIQUES FOR TAKEOFF, THE ACFT LIFTED OFF INTO GROUND EFFECT. AT ABOUT THAT TIME, THE PLT THOUGHT THERE WAS A PARTIAL POWER LOSS. HE STATED, 'AFTER PERCEIVING A PARTIAL POWER LOSS WHICH WAS ACCOMPANIED WITH A LOSS IN AIRSPEED AND SOME SLIGHT SETTLING OF THE AIRPLANE . . . , A DECISION WAS MADE TO ABORT.' AFTER TOUCH- DOWN, HE APPLIED FULL BRAKES, BUT WAS UNABLE TO STOP ON THE REMAINING RWY WHICH WAS WET. THE ACFT CONTD OFF THE END, WENT THRU A FENCE & STRUCK AN UNOCCUPIED, PARKED CAR. AN EXAM OF THE ACFT & ENG REVEALED NO EVIDENCE OF A PREIMPACT PART FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION. APRX 10 MI ESE AT DETROIT, THE 1955 EDT WX WAS: 4000' BRKN, VIS 10, WIND 330 DEG AT 3 KTS, TEMP 71, DEW POINT 58, ALTIMETER 30.02' HG.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:REASON FOR OCCURRENCE UNDETERMINED
AIRPORT FACILITIES,RUNWAY/LANDING AREA CONDITION..WET
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