NTSB Identification: CHI84LA057.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 22719.
Accident occurred Saturday, December 10, 1983 in OWOSSO, MI
Aircraft: PIPER PA-22-150, registration: N7234D
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 CRASHED SHORTLY AFTER TAKEOFF FROM OWASSO AIRPORT. THE PLT STATED THAT HE NOTICED THE TAKEOFF ROLL WAS LONGER THAN NORMAL BUT EVERYTHING SEEMED ALRIGHT UNTIL APPROXIMATELY 100 FT AGL WHEN THE ACFT WOULD NO LONGER CLIMB. THE ACFT IMPACTED ABOUT 1/2 MILE FROM THE DEPARTURE END OF THE RWY AND ABOUT 20 DEGREES LEFT OF CENTERLINE. THE PLT STATED THAT HE BRUSHED THE SNOW FROM THE WINGS BEFORE TAKEOFF. IT WAS ORIGINALLY REPORTED THAT ABOUT 1/8 TO 1/4 INCH OF SNOW REMAINED ON THE WING 1/3 OF THE WAY BACK FROM THE LEADING EDGE TO THE AILERON WHEN THE TAKEOFF OCCURRED.

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

AIRCRAFT PERFORMANCE,CLIMB CAPABILITY..LOSS,PARTIAL

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

ICE/FROST REMOVAL FROM AIRCRAFT..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LANDING GEAR,MAIN GEAR..OVERLOAD

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