NTSB Identification: ATL84LA130.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 24246.
Accident occurred Saturday, March 24, 1984 in FOREST, VA
Aircraft: PIPER J-5A, registration: N33423
Injuries: 1 Serious.

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 WAS TAXIED DIRECTLY TO TAKEOFF AFTER BEING HANDPROPPED TO START. TO THE WITNESS WHO HANDPROPPED THE ACFT IT APPEARED TO CLIMB AT ABOUT A 70 DEGREE ANGLE AFTER TAKEOFF AND STALL BEFORE DIVING NOSE FIRST INTO THE GROUND. ENGINE SOUNDS REMAINED CONSTANT THROUGHOUT THE FLT. THIS WITNESS RAN TO THE ACFT AND NOTICED THE AFT STICK TIED IN THE FULL AFTPOSITION BY THE REAR SEAT BELT. THE PLT CONFIRMED THIS CONDITION AND STATED THAT SHE DID AN INCOMPLETE PREFLT, INCLUDINGTAKEOFF & CONTROL MOVEMENT CHECKS. SHE SAID SHE DISTRACTED BY ANOTHER TAXIING ACFT AND HURRIED HER DEPARTURE TO AVOID DELAYING THE OTHER ACFT.

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

FLIGHT CONTROL,ELEVATOR..MOVEMENT RESTRICTED

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

REMOVAL OF CONTROL/GUST LOCK(S)..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

DIVERTED ATTENTION..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

AIRCRAFT PREFLIGHT..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

CHECKLIST..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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