NTSB Identification: FTW83LA161.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 22231.
Accident occurred Friday, March 18, 1983 in GUTHRIE, OK
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-180, registration: N6501J
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.

THE PILOT SAID HE WAS WAITING FOR AN ACFT TO CLEAR THE RWY. AS HE STARTED TO TURN DOWNFIELD FOR TAKEOFF HE PUSHED THE THROTTLE IN, ADVANCING THE POWER INSTEAD OF RETARDING IT. THE AIRCRAFT CROSSED THE RUNWAY AT AN ANGLE, BECAME AIRBORNE AND HIT A TREE. THE PILOT IS A PARAPLEGIC AND THE AIRCRAFT IS WITH A HAND CONTROLLED RUDDER BAR AND A CONVENTIONAL THROTTLE.

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

THROTTLE/POWER CONTROL..INADVERTENT USE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

ABORTED TAKEOFF..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)

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