NTSB Identification: DEN85LA188.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 28656.
Nonscheduled 14 CFR
Accident occurred Saturday, July 13, 1985 in GLEN CANYON, UT
Aircraft: PIPER PA-32R-301T, registration: N8409V
Injuries: 4 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 SAID THAT DURING THE TAKEOFF ROLL AT NIGHT FROM AN UNLIT RUNWAY, HE WAS DISTRACTED WHEN THE ENGINE OVERBOOST LIGHT ILLUMINATED. THE INVESTIGATION REVEALED, HOWEVER, THAT THE PLT WAS ACTUALLY TRYING TO AVOID COLLIDING WITH AN AIRPLANE AT THE OTHER END OF THE RUNWAY THAT WAS BEING USED FOR DIRECTIONAL GUIDANCE. THIS WAS AN FAR 135 AIR TAXI FLT WITH PASSENGERS ABOARD.

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

LIFT-OFF..PREMATURE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

STALL/MUSH..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..NIGHT



Contributing Factors

OBJECT..FENCE


Contributing Factors

JUDGMENT..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OVERCONFIDENCE IN PERSONAL ABILITY..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

INADEQUATE SURVEILLANCE OF OPERATION..FAA(ORGANIZATION)


Contributing Factors

AIRPORT FACILITIES,RUNWAY EDGE LIGHTS..UNAVAILABLE


Contributing Factors

PROCEDURES/DIRECTIVES..DISREGARDED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

COMPANY-INDUCED PRESSURE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

PRESSURE INDUCED BY OTHERS..OTHER PERSON


Contributing Factors

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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