NTSB Identification: DEN85LA175.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 28218.
Accident occurred Thursday, June 27, 1985 in LORDSBURG, NM
Aircraft: PIPER PA-32R-301T, registration: N8180F
Injuries: 5 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 FROM A DIRT ROAD AT OR NEAR MAX GROSS WIEGHT AND AT HIGH DENSITY ALT CONDITIONS. THE PLT SAID THERE WAS A SMALL RISE IN THE ROAD AND HE EASED BACK ON THE CONTROL YOKE. DIRECTIONAL CONTROL WAS LOST AND THE AIRPLANE SKIDDED OFF THE LEFT HAND SIDE OF THE ROAD, STRIKING TWO MOUNDS OF DIRT. THE PLT SAID HE RECALLED THE LAST INDICATED AIRSPEED READOUT AS BEING 65 KTS.

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

AIRSPEED(VLOF)..NOT ATTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

ROTATION..NOT POSSIBLE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..TAILWIND


Contributing Factors

AIRPORT/FACILITIES..LOOSE GRAVEL/SANDY


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..HIGH DENSITY ALTITUDE


Contributing Factors

UNSUITABLE TERRAIN OR TAKEOFF/LANDING/TAXI AREA..SELECTED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

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


Contributing Factors

ABORTED TAKEOFF..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

COMPLACENCY..PILOT IN COMMAND

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