NTSB Identification: MIA84FA092.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 25078.
Accident occurred Thursday, February 23, 1984 in SARASOTA, FL
Aircraft: PIPER PA-30, registration: N710SC
Injuries: 3 Fatal,1 Serious.

NTSB investigators either traveled in support of this investigation or conducted a significant amount of investigative work without any travel, and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

SHORTLY AFTER TAKEOFF THE ACFT ENTERED A DESCENDING LEFT TURN, STRUCK A WIRE, A CAR, AND A TREE BEFORE CONTACTING A BUILDING AND EXPLODING. A PASSENGER REPORTED THAT THE STALL WARNING HORN HAD ACTIVATED AT LEAST TWICE DURING THE INITIAL TAKEOFF CLIMB PRIOR TO THE ACFT ENTERING THE LEFT DESCENDING TURN. WITHIN SECONDS AFTER CONTACTING THE BUILDING THE ACFT EXPLODED. INVESTIGATION REVEALED THERE WAS APRX 3600 FT OF USABLE RWY AVAILABLE AT THE POINT OF THE INTERSECTION TAKEOFF WHICH WAS REQUESTED BY THE PLT. WEIGHT AND BALANCE CALCULATIONS INDICATE THE ACFT WAS APRX 172 LBS OVER MAX GROSS WEIGHT AT TAKEOFF. NO MECHANICAL FAILURE/MALFUNCTION WAS FOUND DURING THE INVESTIGATION.

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

AIRSPEED(VS)..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

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





Contributing Factors

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


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