NTSB Identification: DEN86LA261.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 31728.
Accident occurred Sunday, September 28, 1986 in ENGLEWOOD, CO
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28R-201, registration: N3482M
Injuries: 4 Minor.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

PLT AND THERE PAX WERE DEPARTING FOR A LCL FLT. THE PLT STATED AFTER THE ACCIDENT THAT HE LEANED THE MIXTURE PRIOR TO TAKEOFF. HE ALSO STATED THAT HE ROTATED THE ACFT AT 65 KTS, AND DURING THE CLIMB THE STALL WARNING HORN SOUNDED. THE PLT ATTEMPTED TO REMEDY THE STALL COND BY LOWERING THE NOSE. THE PLT SAID HE COULD NOT MAINTAIN FLT AND LANDED IN AN OPEN AREA OFF THE END OF RUNWAY 17L. THE LANDING GEAR SEPARATED DURING THE LANDING SEQUENCE. PERFORMANCE CHARTS INDICATE A ROTATION SPEED OF 68 KTS WAS NEEDED FOR FLT. THE WIND WAS REPORTED TO BE 050 DEGREES AT 08 KTS. THE PLT'S TOTAL TIME WAS 108 HRS WITH 13 IN M&M.

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

ROTATION..PREMATURE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

AIRSPEED..NOT ATTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

STALL/MUSH..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

REMEDIAL ACTION..NOT POSSIBLE..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

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


Contributing Factors

OVERCONFIDENCE IN PERSONAL ABILITY..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

PERFORMANCE DATA..NOT USED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LACK OF FAMILIARITY WITH GEOGRAPHIC AREA..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE IN TYPE OF AIRCRAFT..PILOT IN COMMAND

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