NTSB Identification: NYC86LA193.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 32448.
Accident occurred Sunday, August 03, 1986 in LANCASTER, PA
Aircraft: PIPER PA-60-601P, registration: N9531Q
Injuries: 4 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 PIPER PA-60 AEROSTAR WAS MAKING A TAKEOFF WITH FIVE PASSENGERS ON BOARD. THE PIC DID NOT ESTABLISH ANY PROCEDURES WITH HIS CO-PILOT PRIOR TO THE TAKEOFF. THE AIRCRAFT CONTINUED OFF THE 4100 FT RUNWAY TO THE OVERRUN FINALLY BECOMING AIRBORNE. THE CO-PILOT THEN GRABBED THE CONTROLS AND PULLED THE CONTROL WHEEL BACK. THE AIRCRAFT CLIMBED AND THEN THE LEFT WING DROPPED AND CONTACTED POWER LINES. THE AIRCRAFT WAS OBSERVED ON FIRE PRIOR TO SETTLING TO THE GROUND. ALL FIVE OCCUPANTS ESCAPED INJURY, HOWEVER, THE AIRCRAFT WAS DESTROYED BY FIRE. BOTH FRONT SEAT PILOTS (PIC & CO-PILOT) HAD OPERATED PA-60 AIRCRAFT AS PIC.

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

ABORT..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

CONTROL INTERFERENCE..INTENTIONAL..COPILOT/SECOND PILOT




Contributing Factors

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


Contributing Factors

OVERCONFIDENCE IN PERSONAL ABILITY..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OVERCONFIDENCE IN PERSONAL ABILITY..COPILOT/SECOND PILOT


Contributing Factors

IN-FLIGHT PLANNING/DECISION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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