NTSB Identification: FTW82FPJ17
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Thursday, July 22, 1982 in HARRAH, OK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/22/1983
Aircraft: PIPER 28-140, registration: N655FL
Injuries: 1 Fatal,1 Serious.

NTSB investigators either traveled in support of this investigation or conducted a significant amount of investigative work without any travel, and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

DURING TAKEOFF, THE PILOT ELECTED TO CROSS UNDER A POWER LINE NEAR THE END OF THE RUNWAY WHEN HE REALIZED HE COULD NOT FLY OVER. AS THE PLANE CROSSED UNDER THE POWER LINE, THE RIGHT MAIN GEAR STRUCK A STEEL PERIMETER FENCE POST. ACROSS THE STREET FORM THE POWER LINE AND PERIMETER FENCE WAS A HOUSE. THE PILOT PULLED THE PLANE UP, BUT THE LEFT WING STRUCK THE ROOF OF THE HOUSE AND THE RIGHT WING HIT A TREE. THE PLANE THEN IMPACTED IN THE BACK YARD AND HIT A FENCE BEFORE COMING TO REST. THE REPORTED WINDS IN THE AREA WERE: 180 DEG AT 4 KT AT WILL ROGERS WORLD AIRPORT AND 190 DEG AT 10 KTS AT THE WILEY POST AIRPORT. THE DENSITY ALTITUDE WAS ABOUT 2500 FT. THE OWNER'S HANDBOOK RECOMMENDED THAT 25 DEG OF FLAPS (2ND NOTCH) BE USED FOR SHORT FIELD TAKEOFFS. THE FLAPS WERE FOUND IN THE FIRST NOTCH. AN INVESTIGATION OF THE AIRCRAFT PERFORMANCE DATA REVEALED THE RUNWAY LENGTH WAS NOT ADEQUATE FOR THE PLANETO CLEAR A 50 FT OBSTACLE UNDER THESE CONDITIONS.

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

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


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..HIGH DENSITY ALTITUDE


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..TAILWIND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..HIGH OBSTRUCTION(S)



Contributing Factors

OBJECT..FENCE


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..RESIDENCE


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)

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