NTSB Identification: NYC84LA220.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 26263.
Accident occurred Saturday, June 23, 1984 in ORANGE, MA
Aircraft: WACO UPF-7, registration: N32127
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 PLT STATED THAT HE WAS GIVING LOCAL SIGHTSEEING FLIGHTS.HE INDICATED THAT A 'WIDE' GENTLEMAN AND A 'MODERATE' SIZE GENTLEMAN BOARDED THE ACFT. THE PLT MOVED THE THROTTLE TO ENSURE CLEARANCE BUT FOUND ONE OF THE PAX RESTRICTED THE MOVEMENT SLIGHTLY. THE PAX WAS REPOSITION AND THE PLT INITIATED THE FLIGHT. THE ACFT WOULD NOT ATTAIN FULL POWER AND THE PLT COULD NOT MOVE THE THROTTLE THRU ITS FULL RANGE OF TRAVEL. THE GRASS STRIP USED FOR TAKEOFF WAS ROUGH AND THE ACFT LIFTED OF PREMATURELY. THE PLT ABORTED THE TAKEOFF AND DURING THE GROUND ROLL HE USED THE BRAKES TO CONTROL THE ACFT ATTITUDE. THE ACFT ROLLED OVER A SLIGHT BUMP AND THE TAIL LIFTED CAUSING THE PLT TO SHIFT FORWARD ONTO THE BRAKES, WHICH AGGREVATED THE TAIL-HIGH ATTITUDE. THE ACFT NOSED OVER.

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

CONTROL INTERFERENCE..NOT CORRECTED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

LIFT-OFF..PREMATURE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

BRAKES(NORMAL)..EXCESSIVE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

PLANNING/DECISION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

THROTTLE/POWER LEVER,PUSH/PULL ROD..MOVEMENT RESTRICTED


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