NTSB Identification: CHI86LA223.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 31654.
Accident occurred Saturday, September 13, 1986 in DANVILLE, IN
Aircraft: PIPER PA-24-180, registration: N7277P
Injuries: 2 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 AIRCRAFT VEERED OFF THE LEFT SIDE OF THE GRAVEL RUNWAY DURING THE TAKEOFF GROUND ROLL. THE PILOT STATED THAT THE AIRSTRIP WAS SURROUNDED BY CORNSTALKS, AND THAT ON THE LEFT SIDE OF THE AIRSTRIP, THERE WAS DEEP LOOSE GRAVEL. REPORTEDLY, THE LOOSE GRAVEL CAUGHT THE LEFT WHEEL AND SWERVED THE AIRCRAFT INTO THE CORN FIELD.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND
TERRAIN CONDITION..LOOSE GRAVEL/SANDY
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