NTSB Identification: CHI87LA202.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 34421.
Accident occurred Monday, August 10, 1987 in DELFT, MN
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/25/1988
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-151, registration: N4935F
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 ACFT WAS LOADED CLOSE TO ITS GROSS WT LIMIT & THE PLT ATMTD TO TAKEOFF ON A 2160 FT STRIP, USING SHORT FIELD TAKEOFF TECHNIQUES. THE ACFT BECAME AIRBORNE FOR A SHORT TIME, HOWEVER, IT BEGAN TO SETTLE. THE PLT ELECTED TO ABORT THE TAKEOFF, BUT WAS UNABLE TO STOP ON THE REMAINING RWY. AFTER DEPARTING THE RWY, THE ACFT WAS DAMAGED WHEN IT WENT THRU A FENCE & INTO A BEAN FIELD. THE PLT RPRTED THE TEMP WAS 88 DEG & THE WIND WAS FROM 130 DEG AT ZERO TO 5 KTS. ABOUT 35 MI NORTH AT REDWOOD FALLS, MN, THE 1350 CDT WIND WAS FROM 130 DEG AT 14 KTS.

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

TERRAIN CONDITION..SOFT


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..TAILWIND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..UNFAVORABLE WIND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..CROP

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