NTSB Identification: CHI84LA160.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 23898.
Accident occurred Wednesday, April 25, 1984 in BLUFFTON, IN
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-161, registration: N83088
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 PLT WAS ATTEMPTING A TAKEOFF ON A COUNTRY ROAD. HE STATED THAT DURING THE TAKEOFF HE NOTICED THE ACFT WAS NOT SET-UP FOR A SHORT FIELD TAKEOFF SO HE DECIDED TO ABORT. DURING THE TAKEOFF ABORT THE ACFT STRUCK A TREE ALONGSIDE THE ROAD AND THE THE ACFT SWERVED OFF THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE ROAD.

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

ABORTED TAKEOFF..ATTEMPTED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

PROPER ALIGNMENT..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)

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