NTSB Identification: MIA86LA246.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 31794.
Accident occurred Thursday, September 04, 1986 in PALMETTO, FL
Aircraft: PIPER PA-38, registration: N938SC
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 CFI WAS DEMONSTRATING A SIMULATED SHORT FIELD TAKEOFF ON A GRASS AIRSTRIP TO HIS STUDENT. DURING THE TAKEOFF ROLL, THE PLT STATED THE ACFT WAS PERFORMING NORMALLY, BUT AFTER LIFT-OFF, HE WAS UNABLE TO CLIMB OUT OF GROUND EFFECT. THE ACFT COLLIDED WITH A FENCE AT THE END OF THE RWY. AFTER THE ACCIDENT, THE ACFT WAS DETERMINED TO BE 29 LBS OVER GROSS WEIGHT.

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

AIRCRAFT WEIGHT AND BALANCE..EXCEEDED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

PERFORMANCE DATA..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..FENCE


Contributing Factors

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

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