NTSB Identification: ATL85FA147.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 28621.
Accident occurred Friday, April 26, 1985 in MONROE, NC
Aircraft: PIPER PA-38-112, registration: N2490A
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 COLLIDED WITH RWY 23 (APRX 120 FT FROM THE DEPARTURE END) FOLLOWING A LOSS OF CONTROL DURING AN INITIAL TAKEOFF CLIMB. THE ACFT WAS OBSERVED TO ENTER A STEEP CLIMB ON TAKEOFF AFTER WHICH THE RIGHT WING DROPPED. THE ACFT THEN ENTERED A SPIN PRIOR TO CONTACTING THE RWY. SEVERAL PEOPLE REPORTED HAVING SEEN THE PLT PERFORM AN ABRUPT PULL-UP DURING TAKEOFF VARIOUS TIMES PRECEEDING THE ACCIDENT FLT. EXAMINATION OF THE ACFT AND MAINTENANCE RECORDS REVEALED THAT AD 83-14-08 REGARDING INSTALLATION OF ADDITIONAL FLOW STRIPS ON THE WINGS HAD NOT BEEN COMPLIED WITH.

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

PULL-UP..EXCESSIVE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

AIRSPEED(VS)..DISREGARDED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

STALL/SPIN..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

OVERCONFIDENCE IN PERSONAL ABILITY..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

PERFORMANCE DATA..DISREGARDED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

MAINTENANCE,COMPLIANCE WITH AD..NOT PERFORMED..COMPANY MAINTENANCE PERSONNEL


Contributing Factors

JUDGMENT..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND

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