NTSB Identification: ANC83FA037.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 20372.
Accident occurred Monday, January 24, 1983 in KASILOF, AK
Aircraft: PIPER PA-32-300, registration: N4417X
Injuries: 1 Minor,2 Uninjured.

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.

THE PLT REPORTED THAT AS THE ACFT BEGUN TO CLIMB AFTER TAKEOFF, THE ENGINE LOST POWER MOMENTARILY & THE RPM DROPPED FROM 2650 TO 2500. HE STARTED TO ABORT THE TAKEOFF, AND COMMENTED TO THE PASSENGERS, 'WE'RE GOING TO HAVE TO PUT HER DOWN.' AT ABOUT THE TIME THE ARPT TOUCHED DOWN, THE ENGINE DEVELOPED FULL POWER. WITH MARGINAL STOPPING DISTANCE REMAINING ON THE SNOW COVERED RWY, THE PILOT ELECTED TO CONTINUE THE TAKEOFF. AT ABOUT THE SAME TIME, THE PASSENGER IN THE RIGHT FRONT SEAT BRACED HIMSELF FOR A CRASH & INADVERTENTLY STEPPED ON THE RIGHT RUDDER PEDAL. SUBSEQUENTLY, THE ACFT DEPARTED RIGHT SIDE OF THE RWY & HIT A DIRT BERM, 8 FT IN HEIGHT. NO SIGNIFICANT ENGINE MALFUNCTIONS WERE FOUND.

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

REASON FOR OCCURRENCE UNDETERMINED

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

CONTROL INTERFERENCE..INADVERTENT..PASSENGER

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

CREW/GROUP COORDINATION..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

ABORTED TAKEOFF..INITIATED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..DIRT BANK/RISING EMBANKMENT


Contributing Factors

AIRPORT FACILITIES,RUNWAY/LANDING AREA CONDITION..SNOW COVERED


Contributing Factors

ABORTED TAKEOFF..DISREGARDED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT POSSIBLE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

GROUND LOOP/SWERVE..UNCONTROLLED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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