NTSB Identification: LAX84LA250.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 25748.
Accident occurred Tuesday, April 10, 1984 in LAKE MATHEWS, CA
Aircraft: PIPER PA-38-112, registration: N2314P
Injuries: 2 Minor.

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 MAKING A GO-AROUND FROM ABOUT 100 AGL AND COLLIDED WITH RISING TERRAIN. ACCORDING TO THE PLT THE ENGINE FAILED TO RESPOND PROPERLY. ACCORDING TO THE PASSENGER THE ENGINE RESPONSE WAS NORMAL. THE INVESTIGATION REVEALED THAT THE ACFT WAS OVERWEIGHT BY A MINIMUM OF 49 POUNDS.

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

AIRCRAFT PERFORMANCE,CLIMB CAPABILITY..EXCEEDED

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

GO-AROUND..DELAYED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

IN-FLIGHT PLANNING/DECISION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

AIRCRAFT WEIGHT AND BALANCE..EXCEEDED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..RISING

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