NTSB Identification: MIA85FA002.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 26362.
Accident occurred Thursday, October 04, 1984 in WAUCHULA, FL
Aircraft: PIPER PA-38-112, registration: N91353
Injuries: 1 Serious,1 Minor.

NTSB investigators either traveled in support of this investigation or conducted a significant amount of investigative work without any travel, and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

PLT USED OUTDATED SECTIONAL CHART & LANDED AT AN OLD (CLOSED) AIRPORT, WHICH WAS NO LONGER MAINTAINED. ON DEPARTURE, USING SOFT FIELD PROCEDURES, ACFT DID NOT ACCELERATE PROPERLY & BECAME AIRBORNE IN GROUND EFFECT AT MINIMAL SPEED. PLT DETERMINED ACFT WOULD NOT CLEAR OBSTACLES AT END OF RUNWAY AND ABORTED TAKEOFF. ACFT OVERRAN ARPT SURFACE AND COLLIDED WITH A DITCH. INVESTIGATION REVEALED FLAPS SET AT FULL DOWN, GRASS ON RUNWAY 10 TO 12 INCHES IN HEIGHT. ENGINE TEARDOWN REVEALED NO DISCREPANCIES.

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

AIRSPEED(VLOF)..NOT ATTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..DITCH


Contributing Factors

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


Contributing Factors

LANDED AT WRONG AIRPORT..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

AIRPORT FACILITIES,RUNWAY/LANDING AREA CONDITION..HIGH VEGETATION


Contributing Factors

OTHER AIRPORT/RUNWAY MAINTENANCE..NOT PERFORMED..AIRPORT PERSONNEL

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