On June 27, 1995, about 1015 central daylight time, a Piper PA-38-112, N2362N, registered to and operated by MC Aviation, Inc., experienced a loss of control during an aborted takeoff from a private airstrip near Agricola, Mississippi, while on a 14 CFR Part 91 personal flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time and no flight plan was filed. The airplane was substantially damaged and the private-rated pilot and one passenger were 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 was attempting to take off from a 75-foot wide grass strip bordered on both sides by about 7-foot tall corn. The pilot elected to abort the takeoff due to inadequate acceleration during which the airplane veered to the left and the left wing of the airplane contacted the corn. The right main landing gear separated from the airplane during the loss of control. The grass on the runway was cut after the accident; however, before it was cut the estimated height was about 4-6 inches. The pilot further stated that there was no airframe mechanical failure or malfunction.