NTSB Identification: DEN87FA036.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 33121.
Accident occurred Monday, December 29, 1986 in RAWLINS, WY
Probable Cause Approval Date: 04/25/1988
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-140, registration: N4388X
Injuries: 2 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.

THE PLT TOOK OFF ON A 7000 FT LONG RUNWAY WITH A HEAVY COAT OF FROST ON THE ACFT. THE ACFT BECAME AIRBORNE AND FLEW IN GROUND EFFECT UNTIL IT IMPACTED A 30 FT HIGH PILE OF SAND 200 YARDS BEYOND THE END OF THE RUNWAY.

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

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

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

ICE/FROST REMOVAL FROM AIRCRAFT..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..HIGH DENSITY ALTITUDE


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..DIRT BANK/RISING EMBANKMENT

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