NTSB Identification: LAX83LA094.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 19695.
Accident occurred Monday, February 07, 1983 in SO. LAKE TAHOE, CA
Aircraft: PIPER PA-32, registration: N4069R
Injuries: 5 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 TAKEOFF WAS INITIATED DOWNWIND ON RUNWAY 36, WHICH WAS 8544 FT LONG AND WAS WET. THE FIELD ELEVATION WAS 6264 FT. THE AIRCRAFT WAS OBSERVED BY TOWER PERSONNEL TO ROTATE ABOUT 3000 FT DOWN THE RUNWAY, THEN CLIMB TO ABOUT 50 FT AGL. THE PILOT ELECTED TO ABORT THE TAKEOFF WHEN THE AIRCRAFT WAS NOT CLIMBING WELL. THE TOUCHDOWN WAS MADE WITH APPROXIMATELY 2000 FT OF RUNWAY REMAINING, BUT THE PILOT WAS UNABLE TO STOP IN THE REMAINING DISTANCE. SUBSEQUENTLY, THE AIRCRAFT WENT OFF THE END OF THE RUNWAY AND STRUCK A SNOWBANK.

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

ABORTED TAKEOFF..DELAYED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..HIGH DENSITY ALTITUDE


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SNOWBANK


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..TAILWIND


Contributing Factors

AIRPORT FACILITIES,RUNWAY/LANDING AREA CONDITION..WET

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