NTSB Identification: FTW86LA134.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 31385.
Accident occurred Sunday, July 20, 1986 in PLANO, TX
Aircraft: AERONCA 7AC, registration: N83847
Injuries: 1 Serious,1 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 PILOT TRIED TWICE TO ROTATE THE AIRCRAFT BEFORE IT LIFTED OFF AT APPROXIMATELY 800 FEET DOWN THE RUNWAY. AT 100 FEET ABOVE THE GROUND, THE AIRCRAFT STARTED VEERING TO THE WEST SIDE OF THE RUNWAY IN A NOSE HIGH ATTITUDE, STALLED AND NOSED DOWN IMPACTING THE GROUND. PRIOR TO THE FLIGHT A WITNESS OBSERVED TWO HEAVY SET MEN (APRX 250 LBS. EACH) ENTER THE AIRCRAFT. THE GROSS WEIGHT OF THE AIRCRAFT IS 1220 LBS. EMPTY WEIGHT IS 800 LBS. COMBINED WEIGHT OF BOTH FUEL AND OIL IS APRX 108 LBS. TOTAL WEIGHT OF THE AIRCRAFT AT TAKEOFF WAS APRX 1,408 LBS., OR 188 LBS. OVER GROSS WEIGHT.

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

STALL..NOT CORRECTED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

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

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

AIRSPEED..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

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

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