NTSB Identification: CHI85LA274.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 28802.
Accident occurred Friday, July 05, 1985 in MT. CARMEL, IL
Aircraft: PIPER PA-36-285, registration: N9909P
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 STATED THAT HIS ACFT WAS LOADED WITH DRY FERTILIZER.FOLLOWING TAKEOFF FROM THE SOD STRIP HE FAILED TO CLEAR A DIRT BANK AT THE SOUTH END OF THE AIRSTRIP. AFTER STRIKING THE DIRT BANK HE IMPACTED IN A CORNFIELD NOSE DOWN. FOLLOWING THE ACCIDENT THE PLT STATED TO AN FAA OPERATIONS INSPECTOR THAT HE WAS OVERGROSSED FOR THE FLD CONDITIONS OF THAT DAY. THE PLT'S ESTIMATE OF THE AIR TEMPERATURE AT THE TIME OF THE ACCIDENT WAS 93 DEGS F.

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

AIRCRAFT PERFORMANCE,TAKEOFF CAPABILITY..EXCEEDED

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

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

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

AIRCRAFT WEIGHT AND BALANCE..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

JUDGMENT..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..TEMPERATURE EXTREMES


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..DIRT BANK/RISING EMBANKMENT

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