On January 5, 1999, about 1348 eastern standard time, a Piper PA-28-161, N9225N, registered to Flight Safety International, Inc., experienced a loss of control on takeoff from the Palm Beach County Glades Airport, Pahokee, Florida. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time and a VFR flight plan was filed for the 14 CFR Part 91 instructional flight. The airplane was substantially damaged and the student pilot, the sole occupant, was not injured. The flight was originating at the time of the accident. Use your browsers 'back' function to return to synopsisReturn to Query Page
The pilot stated that he was performing a soft field takeoff from runway 35, and after rotation, the airplane drifted to the left. He attempted to continue to climb and leveled the wings but when the flight was about 60 feet agl, the airplane stalled then impacted the ground. The airplane was determined by the FAA to have impacted the ground about 60 feet to the left of the runway centerline on a magnetic heading of about 335 in a nose low attitude. The airplane then rotated to the right and came to rest on a heading of 080 degrees, within 60 feet from the initial impact point.