NTSB Identification: ATL83LIJ03.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 20778.
Accident occurred Saturday, June 18, 1983 in BRUCETON MILLS, WV
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-140, registration: N6575W
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 ACFT COLLIDED WITH A FENCE DURING AN ATTEMPTED TAKEOFF FROM A SHORT SOD PRIVATE STRIP. THE PRIVATELY OWNED GRASS STRIP IS APPROX. 800 FEET LONG WITH A 5 DEG UPGRADE FROM THE MIDWAY POINT. THE PILOT SAID HE REALIZED HE COULD NOT CLIMBFAST ENOUGH SO HE REDUCED POWER AND SETTLED TO THE END OF THE STRIP. HE STATED HE WAS NOT ABLE TO STOP DUE TO WET GRASS AND THE ACFT KNOCKED DOWN 4 FENCE POSTS AND A CLOTHESLINE POST ALONG WITH 50 FEET OF 4 FOOT HIGH WIRE FENCE.

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

ABORTED TAKEOFF..DELAYED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

LACK OF FAMILIARITY WITH AIRCRAFT..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

JUDGMENT..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

PERFORMANCE DATA..NOT IDENTIFIED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..WET


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..UPHILL

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