NTSB Identification: CHI86LA205.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 32881.
Accident occurred Saturday, August 16, 1986 in LINDEN, MI
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-140, registration: N40754
Injuries: 3 Minor,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 NEWLY CERTIFICATED PVT PLT WITH THREE PASSENGERS WAS ATTEMPTING TO PRACTICE A SHORT FIELD TAKEOFF ON THE 2500 FT LONG ASPHALT RUNWAY. THE OWNER'S MANUAL RECOMMENDS 25 DEGREES OF FLAPS TO PERFORM THE TAKEOFF. THE PLT DID NOT EXTEND ANY FLAPS. AFTER LIFTOFF, THE ACFT VEERED OFF THE RWY INTO TALL CORN AND NOSED OVER.

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

AIRCRAFT HANDLING..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND




Contributing Factors

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


Contributing Factors

IMPROPER USE OF PROCEDURE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

PERFORMANCE DATA..NOT FOLLOWED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

FLIGHT MANUALS..NOT FOLLOWED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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