NTSB Identification: NYC86LA087.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 31287.
Accident occurred Saturday, March 22, 1986 in HARTFORD, CT
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-161, registration: N4347G
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 CROSS COUNTRY SOLO FLIGHT WAS TAKING OFF ON RUNWAY 02 AT HARTFORD, CONNECTICUT. THE PILOT PERFORMED A RUNUP AND WAS CLEARED FOR TAKEOFF. THE PILOT ATTEMPTED ROTATION AT ABOUT 60 KIAS, BUT AIRCRAFT DID NOT LIFT OFF. TRIM TAB WAS SET AT NEUTRAL ON RUNUP.AS POWER WAS CUT BY PULLING THROTTLE BACK, THE AIRCRAFT WAS ROLLING TO THE LEFT. BRAKING WAS APPLIED AND THE PLANE'S LEFT WING HIT THE VASI LIGHT COMING TO REST ABOUT 300FT LATER.

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

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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