NTSB Identification: CHI86FEC07.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 33301.
Accident occurred Monday, September 22, 1986 in IMLAY CITY, MI
Probable Cause Approval Date: 04/25/1988
Aircraft: PIPER PA-36-285, registration: N65130
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 STATED THAT TAKEOFF ACCELERATION DID NOT SEEM NORMAL. HE ROTATED APPROX 5 MPH EARLY AND COULD NOT CLIMB OUT. HE DELAYED EMERGENCY DUMPING OF THE LOAD OF INSECTICIDE UNTIL CLEARING A DRAINAGE DITCH. HE STATED THAT IF HE WOULD HAVE DUMPED AT THE END OF THE RUNWAY INSTEAD, THE ACCIDENT 'WOULD PROBABLY NOT HAVE OCCURRED'.

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:

ALL AVAILABLE RUNWAY..INADEQUATE..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:

REMEDIAL ACTION..DELAYED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LOAD JETTISON..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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