NTSB Identification: DEN84LA127.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 24007.
Accident occurred Friday, April 13, 1984 in MONTICELLO, UT
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-140, registration: N4FN
Injuries: 3 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 PILOT DEPARTED UPHILL WITH A TAILWIND AT NEAR GROSS WEIGHT WITH A HIGH DENSITY ALTITUDE. THE FLIGHT WAS LATE GETTINGSTARTED & AN EXCESSIVE MAGNETO DROP WAS ATTRIBUTED TO A FOULED PLUG. THE PILOT ALSO STATED THAT HE WAS UNDER MENTAL STRESS. THE ACFT LIFTED OFF BUT SLOWLY LOST ALTITUDE & IMPACTED A MILE FROM THE AIRPORT. BOTH WINGS WERE DEMOLISHED.

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

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


Contributing Factors

IGNITION SYSTEM,SPARK PLUG..DIRTY(FOGGY)


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..TAILWIND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..HIGH DENSITY ALTITUDE


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..UPHILL


Contributing Factors

ANXIETY/APPREHENSION..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WRONG RUNWAY..SELECTED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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