NTSB Identification: FTW85LA234.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 29225.
Accident occurred Tuesday, May 28, 1985 in CHENEYVILLE, LA
Aircraft: PIPER PA-36-400, registration: N9907P
Injuries: 1 Minor.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

THE PLT STATED HE HAD ATTEMPTED TO TAKE OFF IN A LEFT QUARTERING TAILWIND WITH A 1200 LB LOAD OF SEED RICE. WITNESSES STATED THAT THE ACFT BEGAN A SHALLOW TURN AND THE NOSE DROPPED. THE PLT REGAINED CONTROL OF THE ACFT, BUT IT CONTACTED THE GROUND IN A LEVEL ATTITUDE. HE WAS HOSPITALIZED, BUT HAVING USED BOTH SEAT BELTS & SHOULDER HARNESS, HE SUFFERED NO BROKEN BONES. THE PLT REPORTED NO ENG PROBLEMS.

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

PERFORMANCE DATA..DISREGARDED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

AIRSPEED(VS)..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..TAILWIND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER EVALUATION..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OVERCONFIDENCE IN AIRCRAFT'S ABILITY..PILOT IN COMMAND

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