NTSB Identification: WPR12LA051
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Wednesday, November 30, 2011 in Seattle, WA
Aircraft: PIPER PA-44-180, registration: N2163N
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

This is preliminary information, subject to change, and may contain errors. Any errors in this report will be corrected when the final report has been completed. NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

On November 30, 2011, at 1930 Pacific standard time, a Piper PA-44-180, N2163N, collided with the airport ramp during takeoff and impacted a parked airplane at Boeing Field/King County International Airport (BFI), Seattle, Washington. Hillsboro Aviation operated the airplane as an instructional flight under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91. The certified flight instructor and student pilot were not injured, and the airplane sustained substantial damage. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the cross-country flight to the Portland-Hillsboro Airport (HIO), Portland, Oregon.

According to witnesses, the airplane was departing runway 31R, about 40 feet above ground level (agl), when the airplane veered to the right, landed hard, and cartwheeled on the ramp impacting a parked airplane. The accident airplane landed inverted and caught fire.

The airplane was recovered for further investigation.

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