NTSB Identification: FTW86LQG01.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 29610.
Accident occurred Friday, October 25, 1985 in FLUVANNA, TX
Aircraft: PIPER PA-36-300, registration: N3671E
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 ACFT CONTACTED A CATTLE GUARD DURING AN ATTEMPTED TAKEOFF FOR AN AERIAL APPLICATION FLT. THE PLT REPORTED THE ACFT WAS OVERLOADED FOR THE LENGTH OF RWY BEING USED FOR THE TAKEOFF. HE CONTINUED TO REPORT HE WAS TOO LATE IN DUMPING THE CHEMICAL LOAD. THE PLT REPORTED THAT BECAUSE OF SEVERAL PROBLEMS ENCOUNTERED DURING THE DAY, STRESS WAS A MAJOR FACTOR IN THE ACCIDENT.

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

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

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:

PROPER CLIMB RATE..NOT OBTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

PRESSURE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LOAD JETTISON..DELAYED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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