NTSB Identification: ATL83LA074
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, December 25, 1982 in NELLY'S FORD, VA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/25/1983
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-140, registration: N32804
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.

DURING TAKEOFF ROLL THE AIRCRAFT SWERVED TO THE LEFT. THE PILOT APPLIED FULL RIGHT RUDDER BUT WAS NOT ABLE TO STRAIGHTEN THE AIRCRAFT. THE PILOT REDUCED THE POWER AND APPLIED BRAKES. THE AIRCRAFT COLLIDED WITH A FENCE AT THE END OF THE RUNWAY. FIFTEEN KNOT LEFT, GUSTY CROSSWINDS WERE REPORTED AT THE TIME OF THE ACCIDENT.

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

COMPENSATION FOR WIND CONDITIONS..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..GUSTS


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..UNFAVORABLE WIND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CROSSWIND



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