NTSB Identification: DEN84FA137.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 25957.
Accident occurred Tuesday, April 24, 1984 in RESERVE, NM
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-140, registration: N9769W
Injuries: 3 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.

THE ACFT COLLIDED WITH TREES SHORTLY AFTER TAKEOFF. THE ACFT, ACCORDING TO THE PLT, REACHED ABOUT 500 FT AGL WHEN THE AIRSPEED DROPPED AND THE ACFT STALLED INTO TREES. LATER THE DENSITY ALT WAS FIGURED TO BE 9091 FT. THIS WAS OVER 2000 FTHIGHER THAN THE HIGHEST DATA ON THE PERFORMANCE CHARTS. IF THE CHARTS ARE NOT USABLE THE TAKEOFF SHOULD NOT BE ATTEMPTEDACCORDING TO FAA. ACCORDING TO ANOTHER LOCAL OBSERVER THE RWY WHICH THE PLT USED IS SELDOM USED BECAUSE OF THE UPHILL GRADIENT WITH HIGHER TERRAIN AND TREES AT THE END.

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

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

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

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

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

AIRSPEED..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..HIGH DENSITY ALTITUDE




Contributing Factors

WRONG RUNWAY..SELECTED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

PERFORMANCE DATA..DISREGARDED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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