NTSB Identification: FTW83LA284.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 23256.
Accident occurred Sunday, June 19, 1983 in ABILENE, TX
Aircraft: PIPER PA-25-235, registration: N6303Z
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 AGRICULTURAL ACFT COLLIDED WITH A POLE DURING AN ABORTED TAKEOFF AFTER DIRECTIONAL CONTROL WAS LOST. THE PLT STATED THAT A SOFT SPOT IN THE RWY CAUSED THE ACFT TO VEER LEFT. THE TAKEOFF WAS ABORTED BUT THE ACFT CONTINUED OFF THE RWY ANDCOLLIDED WITH THE POLE NEAR THE DEPARTURE END OF THE RWY.

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

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

ABORTED TAKEOFF..PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

GROUND LOOP/SWERVE..NOT CORRECTED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..UTILITY POLE


Contributing Factors

AIRPORT FACILITIES,RUNWAY/LANDING AREA CONDITION..SOFT

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