NTSB Identification: DEN85LA159.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 28750.
Accident occurred Saturday, June 08, 1985 in LOVINGTON, NM
Aircraft: PIPER PA-25-235-B, registration: N7336Z
Injuries: 1 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.
THE PLT ATTEMPTED TO TAKE OFF TO THE EAST FROM A 1000-FOOT MOWED ALFALFA FIELD AT A FIELD ELEVATION OF 3700 FT MSL. THE PLT ESTIMATED THE WINDS TO BE FROM THE SOUTHEAST AT 8 MPH. THE DENSITY ALTITUDE WAS COMPUTED TO BE BETWEEN 6578 AND 6871 FT MSL. ACCORDING TO THE PIPER ACFT CORPORATION, THE AIRPLANE WOULD REQUIRE 1688 FT TO TAKE OFF.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:ABORTED TAKEOFF..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND
WEATHER CONDITION..HIGH DENSITY ALTITUDE
PREFLIGHT PLANNING/PREPARATION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND
TERRAIN CONDITION..OPEN FIELD
LACK OF FAMILIARITY WITH AIRCRAFT..PILOT IN COMMAND
PERFORMANCE DATA..NOT OBTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND
LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE IN TYPE OF AIRCRAFT..PILOT IN COMMAND
LACK OF RECENT EXPERIENCE IN TYPE OF AIRCRAFT..PILOT IN COMMAND
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