NTSB Identification: MKC87FA165.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 35046.
Accident occurred Saturday, August 22, 1987 in BATESVILLE, AR
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/07/1988
Aircraft: PIPER PA-22-150, registration: N6079D
Injuries: 3 Fatal.
NTSB investigators either traveled in support of this investigation or conducted a significant amount of investigative work without any travel, and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.
THE AIRPLANE WAS AT MAXIMUM GROSS WEIGHT AT TAKEOFF. THE FIELD ELEVATION WAS 613 FEET AND THE DENSITY ALTITUDE WAS 3300 FEET. THERE WERE TWO RUNWAYS AVAILABLE. RUNWAY 25 WAS 6002 FEET LONG AND HAD A SLIGHT HEADWIND FROM THE SOUTHWEST. RUNWAY 35 WAS 3320 FEET LONG AND HAD A LIGHT QUARTERING TAILWIND/CROSSWIND FROM THE LEFT. THE PILOT SELECTED RUNWAY 35 FOR TAKEOFF. ONE WITNESS REPORTED THE AIRPLANE FLYING 10 TO 15 FEET AGL ABOUT MIDWAY OF THE RUNWAY IN A SLIGHTLY NOSE-HIGH ATTITUDE, BUT NOT CLIMBING. THE AIRPLANE WENT BELOW HIGH VOLTAGE POWER LINES AND HIT A LARGE TELEPHONE CABLE. IT THEN HIT ALMOST STRAIGHT DOWN ON A HIGHWAY AND STARTED BURNING.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:WRONG RUNWAY..SELECTED..PILOT IN COMMAND
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:STALL/MUSH..NOT CORRECTED..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
WEATHER CONDITION..HIGH DENSITY ALTITUDE
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