NTSB Identification: SEA85FA043.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 27210.
Accident occurred Sunday, January 13, 1985 in KENT, WA
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-140D, registration: N679FL
Injuries: 1 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 ACFT CONTACTED TREES AND THE TERRAIN APRX 1/2 MILE SOUTH OF THE ARPT SHORTLY AFTER TAKEOFF. WITNESSES STATED THE ENG WAS RUNNING ROUGH AND BLACK SMOKE WAS TRAILING FROM THE EXHAUST DURING THE TAKEOFF. EXAMINATION OF THE ENG REVEALED THE SPARK PLUGS WERE DARK AND SOOTY. NO MECHANICAL FAILURE/MALFUNCTION WAS DISCLOSED.

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

REASON FOR OCCURRENCE UNDETERMINED

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

PROPER CLIMB RATE..NOT POSSIBLE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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