NTSB Identification: DEN87FA007.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 32458.
Accident occurred Wednesday, October 22, 1986 in CROSBY, ND
Aircraft: PIPER PA-24-250, registration: N8271P
Injuries: 4 Fatal.

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.

CROSBY MUNICIPAL ARPT WAS NOTAM'D CLOSED DUE TO RWY CONSTRUCTION AND RESURFACING. THE PLT AND PAXS WERE EMPLOYEES OF THE ENGINEERING COMPANY PARTICIPATING IN THE ARPT CONSTRUCTION. THE PLT OF N8271P HAD LANDED ON THE CLOSED RWY EARLIER IN THE DAY. THE RWY WAS OCCUPIED BY TWO 3-TON DUMP TRUCKS AND PAVING EQUIPMENT. THE PLT WAS SHOWN A GRASS STRIP THAT WAS SUITABLE FOR TAKEOFF BUT CHOSE THE PAVED RWY. THE ACFT STRUCK THE PAVING EQUIPMENT THAT WAS APPROX 1440 FT FROM THE NEW TAXIWAY USED BY N8271P TO ACCESS RWY 30. ACCORDING TO THE TAKEOFF PERFORMANCE CHARTS, A GROUND RUN OF OVER A THOUSAND FT IS NEEDED WITH OVER 1600 FEET OF DISTANCE TO CLEAR A 50 FT OBSTACLE.

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

NOTAMS..DISREGARDED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

JUDGMENT..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

PERFORMANCE DATA..NOT USED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

AIRPORT FACILITIES,RUNWAY/LANDING AREA CONDITION..UNAVAILABLE

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