NTSB Identification: CHI86FEM14.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 33290.
Accident occurred Monday, August 18, 1986 in WHITE PIGEON, MI
Probable Cause Approval Date: 04/25/1988
Aircraft: PIPER PA-25-235, registration: N6862Z
Injuries: 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 PILOT TOOK OFF WITH A FULL LOAD OF SEED ON A 1300 FT RUNWAY DURING SHIFTING WIND CONDITIONS. HE STRUCK A FENCE BEFORE HE HAD ENOUGH AIRSPEED TO ESTABLISH A CLIMB.

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

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

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

AIRSPEED(VLOF)..NOT ATTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

PERFORMANCE DATA..NOT UNDERSTOOD..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..UNFAVORABLE WIND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..FENCE


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..ROUGH/UNEVEN

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