NTSB Identification: DEN86FA101.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 31051.
Accident occurred Friday, March 21, 1986 in ALBUQUERQUE, NM
Aircraft: PIPER PA-32R-300, registration: N555EB
Injuries: 2 Serious,3 Minor,1 Uninjured.

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 ACFT CRASHED ON THE SECOND ABORTED TAKEOFF ATTEMPT. THE PLT SAID THAT THE ACFT WAS NOT ACCELERATING PROPERLY ON THE FIRST ATTEMPT AND THAT THE ENG LOST POWER ON THE SECOND ATTEMPT. GROUND WITNESSES SAID THAT THE AIR CONDITIONER CONDENSER DOOR WAS OPEN AND THAT THE FLAPS WERE UP ON BOTH TAKEOFF ATTEMPTS. THE PLT SAID HE TURNED OFF THE AIR CONDITIONER AND DEPLOYED 10 DEGREES OF FLAPS. EXAMINATION OF THE WRECKAGE REVEALED THAT THE AIR CONDITIONER CONDENSER DOOR WAS OPEN, THE COMPRESSOR CLUTCH WAS DISENGAGED FROM THE ENGINE, AND THAT THE FLAPS WERE UP. CALCULATIONS INDICATE THAT THE ACFT WAS 300 LBS OVER MAXIMUM GROSS TAKEOFF WEIGHT. CALCULATIONS ALSO INDICATE THAT THE ACFT WOULD REQUIRE 2600 FT OF GROUND ROLL TO TAKE OFF, AND A TOTAL OF 4700 FT TO CLEAR A 50-FT OBSTACLE. THE RWY HAS A PUBLISHED LENGTH OF 4020 FT WITH AN ADDITIONAL 200 FT OF OVERRUN. THERE WERE TREES AT THE DEPARTURE END OF THE RWY.

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

AIR COND/HEATING/PRESSURIZATION..NOT SWITCHED

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

PREFLIGHT PLANNING/PREPARATION..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

AIRCRAFT WEIGHT AND BALANCE..INACCURATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

PERFORMANCE DATA..NOT OBTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

LOWERING OF FLAPS..NOT SELECTED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

MIXTURE..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..DIRT BANK/RISING EMBANKMENT



Contributing Factors

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

CONTROL INTERFERENCE..INADVERTENT..PASSENGER

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