NTSB Identification: CHI86LA106.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 30980.
Accident occurred Monday, March 31, 1986 in VEEDERSBURG, IN
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-140, registration: N9910W
Injuries: 1 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 PILOT WAS ATTEMPTING A SHORT FIELD TAKEOFF FROM A 1080 FOOT WHEAT FIELD THAT HE HAD MISTAKEN FOR A PRIVATE AIRSTRIP 1 1/2 MILES TO THE NORTHEAST. THE PILOT SAID THE ENGINE HAD A SLIGHT RPM LOSS AND THEN DEVELOPED FULL POWER BUT HE WAS UNABLE TO CLEAR THE GATE AND FENCE POST AT THE END OF THE FIELD.


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


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WEATHER CONDITION..UNFAVORABLE WIND


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WIND INFORMATION..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND


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PERFORMANCE DATA..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND


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JUDGMENT..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND


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PULL-UP..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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