NTSB Identification: ATL82DA125
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Wednesday, May 05, 1982 in JONESBORO, TN
Probable Cause Approval Date: 05/05/1983
Aircraft: PIPER PA-38-112, registration: N900AA
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

AFTER UTILIZING THE SOUTHWEST RUNWAY FOR TAKEOFF AND LANDING THE PILOT NOTED THAT THE LIMP WINDSOCK HAD SHIFTED TO INDICATE USE OF THE NORTHEAST RUNWAY. THE NEXT TAKEOFF WAS THEREFORE MADE TO THE NORTHEAST, WITH AN UPHILL GRADIENT TO THE RUNWAY. AFTER A SLOWER THAN NORMAL ACCELERATION THE AIRCRAFT FINALLY BECAME AIRBORNE WHEN IT PASSED OVER A RISE IN THE RUNWAY. IN AN ATTEMPT TO INCREASE AIRSPEED THE PILOT LOWERED THE NOSE. THE AIRPLANE CONTINUED IN GROUND EFFECT UNTIL IT STRUCK A BARBED WIRE FENCE AND YAWED OUT OF CONTROL.

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

PREFLIGHT PLANNING/PREPARATION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

WRONG RUNWAY..SELECTED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CROSSWIND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..RISING


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..FENCE

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