NTSB Identification: CHI83LA280.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 21097.
Accident occurred Friday, June 24, 1983 in MINNEAPOLIS, MN
Aircraft: PIPER PA-32R, registration: N8310L
Injuries: 6 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 RAN OFF THE END OF THE RWY AND COLLAPSED THE NOSE GEAR DURING AN ABORTED TAKEOFF. THE ACFT EXCEEDED THE MAXIMUM GROSS WEIGHT FOR TAKEOFF BY 190 LBS. DECISION TO ABORT WAS MADE ABOUT 2/3 OF THE WAY DOWN THE RWY. BRAKING WAS GOOD AND DECELERATION ADEQUATE UNTIL THE ACFT RAN OFF INTO WET GRASS WHICH REDUCED BRAKING. THE NOSE GEAR DUG INTO SOFT TERRAIN AND FOLDED.

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

AIRCRAFT WEIGHT AND BALANCE..DISREGARDED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

LANDING GEAR,NOSE GEAR ASSEMBLY..OVERLOAD

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

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