NTSB Identification: ATL83FLG02
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, December 04, 1982 in HILTON HEAD, SC
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/04/1983
Aircraft: PIPER 32RT-300T, registration: N36447
Injuries: 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.

THE AIRCRAFT COLLIDED WITH TREES AFTER TAKEOFF. THE PILOT STATED HE HELD 80 OR 90 KTS INDICATED AND STARTED WHAT HE THOUGHT WAS A NORMAL CLIMB. DURING GEAR RETRACTION, THE AIRCRAFT HIT THE TREES.

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

PROPER CLIMB RATE..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..DARK NIGHT


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)

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