NTSB Identification: FTW87LA010.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 31561.
Accident occurred Wednesday, October 29, 1986 in LAKE DALLAS, TX
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-161, registration: N8289N
Injuries: 4 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.

DURING A LOCAL FLT, THE PLT ELECTED TO MAKE A TOUCH-&-GO LANDING ON A 2800 FT RWY AT LAKE DALLAS, TX. HE SAID THAT THE ACFT TOUCHED DOWN ON THE 1ST QUARTER OF THE RWY, THEN HE LOWERED THE NOSE, RETRACTED THE FLAPS & APPLIED FULL POWER TO TAKEOFF. HOWEVER, HE REPORTED THAT DURING THE TAKEOFF ROLL, THERE WAS INSUFFICIENT INCREASE IN SPEED, SO HE ABORTED THE TAKEOFF. THE PLT WAS UNABLE TO STOP ON THE REMAINING RWY & ANGLED OFF THE RWY TO THE LEFT TO AVOID A DYKE. HOWEVER, AFTER LEAVING THE RWY, THE RGT WING OF THE ACFT STRUCK A GUY WIRE & THE ACFT VEERED BACK TO THE RGT & HIT THE DYKE. ACCORDING TO THE PLT, HE DID NOT CHECK THE WEIGHT & BALANCE BEFORE TAKING OFF WITH 3 PAX & A FULL LOAD OF FUEL. HE BELIEVED THAT THE ACCIDENT OCCURRED BECAUSE THE ACFT WAS OVERWEIGHT. HE NOTED THAT THE RWY AT LAKE DALLAS WAS 2200 FT SHORTER THAN THE RWY AT THE DEPARTURE ARPT.

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

PLANNING/DECISION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

ABORTED TAKEOFF..DELAYED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..GUY WIRE


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..DIRT BANK/RISING EMBANKMENT


Contributing Factors

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



Contributing Factors

ALL AVAILABLE RUNWAY..NOT USED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

AIRSPEED..NOT ATTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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