NTSB Identification: CHI84LA297.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 25850.
Accident occurred Sunday, July 15, 1984 in NORTH LIBERTY, IN
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-140, registration: N6762W
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 PLT HAD CHANGED DEPARTURE RUNWAY DUE TO SHIFTING WINDS OF 10-15 KTS, ELECTING RWY 18 WHEN WIND SEEMED FAVORABLE. ON INITIAL CLIMB, AIRCRAFT PERFORMANCE WAS INSUFFICIENT TO CLEAR TREES AT END OF RUNWAY. ACFT CAME TO REST IN TREES. ACFT MANUAL SPECIFIES 2500 FT DISTANCE TO CLEAR 50 FT OBSTACLE, NO-WIND, STANDARD DAY CONDITIONS. PLT STATED THE WIND SHIFTED TO A TAILWIND DURING THE TAKEOFF ROLL. REPORTED TEMP 81 DEGS, ARPT ELEVATION 700 FT MSL.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:COMPENSATION FOR WIND CONDITIONS..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND
WEATHER CONDITION..UNFAVORABLE WIND
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