NTSB Identification: LAX83LA168.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 20916.
Accident occurred Tuesday, March 29, 1983 in GLENDALE, AZ
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-161, registration: N81191
Injuries: 3 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 REPORTED PERFORMING A NORMAL PREFLIGHT AND RUN-UP.NO WATER WAS OBSERVED IN THE FUEL DURING PREFLIGHT. FULL POWER WAS APPLIED AND THE ACFT ACCELERATED TO 55 KTS. AS THE ACFT ROTATED AND CLIMB ATTITUDE ESTABLISHED THE ENGINE SPUTTERED. THE PILOT ABORTED THE TAKEOFF. THE ACFT SKIDDED OFF THE DEPARTURE END OF THE RWY AND IMPACTED A TELEPHONE POLE LYING ACROSS THE DEPARTURE END OF THE RWY BEFORE CROSSING A DITCH AND ROAD. THE ENG WAS SUBSEQUENTLY TEST RUN FOR 15 MIN DURING WHICH PERIOD IT OPERATED NORMALLY.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:REASON FOR OCCURRENCE UNDETERMINED
ABORTED TAKEOFF..PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND
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