NTSB Identification: FTW83LA129.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 22292.
Accident occurred Thursday, February 24, 1983 in MIDLOTHIAN, TX
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-140, registration: N6164W
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.

WHILE ON A LOCAL FLT, THE PLT NOTICED FLUCTUATING OIL PRESSURE & ELECTED TO MAKE A PRECAUTIONARY LANDING IN A FIELD. HE STATED THAT AFTER LANDING, HE CHECKED THE OIL & RAN UP THE ENG, BUT NOTED NO MALFUNCTIONS, SO HE ELECTED TO TAKEOFF AGAIN. WHILE ATTEMPTING TO TAKEOFF FROM THE FIELD, WHICH WAS SOFT, HE REALIZED THAT HE WOULD BE UNABLE TO CLEAR POWER LINES. THEREFORE, HE ABORTED THE TAKEOFF. HE THEN SAW A DITCH & TRIED TO TURN TO THE RIGHT, BUT THE ACFT WENT OVER ON ITS BACK.

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

UNSUITABLE TERRAIN OR TAKEOFF/LANDING/TAXI AREA..SELECTED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

ABORTED TAKEOFF..DELAYED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SOFT


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..HIGH OBSTRUCTION(S)


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..DITCH

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