NTSB Identification: CHI88LA013.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 35083.
Accident occurred Monday, November 02, 1987 in LEAVENWORTH, IN
Probable Cause Approval Date: 01/11/1989
Aircraft: GRUMMAN AA-5B, registration: N28483
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.

ACCORDING TO THE PILOT, THE AIRCRAFT WAS TAKING OFF FROM A 'BUMPY' GRASS PRIVATE STRIP. THE PILOT STATED HE DISCUSSED ABORTED TAKEOFF PROCEDURES WITH THE PILOT RATED PASSENGER WHO WAS SITTING IN THE RIGHT SEAT AND STATED IF THE AIRCRAFT DID NOT REACH TAKEOFF SPEED BY MID-FIELD HE WOULD ABORT THE TAKEOFF. DURING THE TAKEOFF GROUND RUN THE AIRCRAFT DID NOT REACH TAKEOFF SPEED PRIOR TO MID-FIELD AND THE PILOT DECIDED TO ABORT THE TAKEOFF. THE PILOT THEN NOTICED THERE WASN'T ANY GRASS AT THE END OF THE RUNWAY AND WAS UNABLE TO STOP THE AIRCRAFT IN TIME TO AVOID COLLIDING WITH A FENCE AT THE END OF THE RUNWAY.

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

UNSUITABLE TERRAIN OR TAKEOFF/LANDING/TAXI AREA..SELECTED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

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

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

ABORTED TAKEOFF..DELAYED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..ROUGH/UNEVEN


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..FENCE POST

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