NTSB Identification: NYC84LA175.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 25339.
Accident occurred Monday, May 21, 1984 in CHATHAM, MA
Aircraft: PIPER PA-18, registration: N9075H
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.

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL WAS LOST DURING THE TAKEOFF GROUND ROLL WITH A SLIGHT QUARTERING TAILWIND. POWER WAS REDUCED BUT THE ACFT TRAVELED OFF THE LEFT SIDE OF THE RWY WHERE IT COLLIDED WITH A TREE.

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

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..TAILWIND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)


Contributing Factors

WRONG RUNWAY..SELECTED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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