NTSB Identification: CHI86LA181.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 32018.
Accident occurred Saturday, July 26, 1986 in MIDDLETON, WI
Aircraft: PIPER PA-38-112, registration: N2444N
Injuries: 2 Minor.

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 CFI AND STUDENT HAD BEEN PRACTICING TOUCH-AND-GO'S AND HAD JUST MADE A FULL STOP LANDING. THE CFI REPORTED THAT DURING A SUBSEQUENT SOFT FIELD TAKEOFF, ACCELLERATION SEEMED A LITTLE SLOW, AND AFTER LIFT-OFF, THE AIRCRAFT SEEMED TO STOP ACCELERATING ALTOGETHER. REPORTEDLY, THE STALL WARNING SYSTEM BEEPED A FEW TIMES AND THE AIRCRAFT SUBSEQUENTLY STRUCK UNEVEN TERRAIN (A ROAD) AND CRASHED. THE CFI ALSO REPORTED PRACTICING SOFT FIELD TAKEOFFS IN THE SAME AIRCRAFT JUST PRIOR TO THIS LESSON. AN INSPECTION DID NOT REVEAL ANY DEFECTS WITH THE AIRCRAFT. THE CFI HAD A TOTAL OF ONLY 320 HOURS OF FLYING TIME.

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

LIFT-OFF..PREMATURE

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

AIRSPEED..NOT OBTAINED

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

SUPERVISION..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND(CFI)


Contributing Factors

LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE IN TYPE OPERATION..PILOT IN COMMAND(CFI)

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