NTSB Identification: ATL84FA150.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 25353.
Accident occurred Friday, April 27, 1984 in SUFFOLK, VA
Aircraft: PIPER PA-32R-300, registration: N37MA
Injuries: 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.

DURING THE INITIAL TAKEOFF CLIMB THE ACFT CONTACTED POWER LINES LOCATED 584 FT FROM THE END OF THE RWY. THIS WAS AN INITIAL TEST FLT OF THE ACFT AFTER HAVING THE ENGINE OVERHAULED. THE PLT STATED AT AN ALT OF APRX 50 FT AGL THE ENGINE BEGAN TO LOSE POWER AND THE 50 FT ALT WAS REACHED NEAR THE RWY 7/25 INTERSECTION. THIS LEFT APRX 1400 FT OF RWY PLUS A 550 FT OVERRUN AREA REMAINING. THE PLT STATED THAT AFTER ACCOMPLISHING THE EMERGENCY CHECKLIST IT WAS NOTICED THE POWER HAD REDUCED EVEN FURTHER. THE TAKEOFF WAS CONTINUED AND THE POWER LINES WERE CONTACTED. TWO WITNESSES STATED THEY HEARD NO POWER INTERRUPTION. ONE OF THESE WITNESSES STATED THE ACFT BOUNCED ON THE RWY DURING THE TAKEOFF ROLL AND THE CLIMB WAS INITIATED LATE. POST ACCIDENT INSPECTION OF THE ENGNE AND PROPELLER REVEALED NO VISIBLE ABMORNALITIES.

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

CLEARANCE..NOT OBTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

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


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