On June 21, 2008, approximately 1800 central daylight time, a Cessna R172K, N1439V, piloted by a private pilot, was substantially damaged when the pilot aborted the takeoff at David J. Perry Airport (1K4), Goldsby, Oklahoma. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time of the accident. The personal flight was being conducted under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 91 without a flight plan. The pilot and two passengers were not injured. The cross-country flight was originating at the time of the accident and was en route to Joplin Regional Airport (JLN), Joplin, Missouri. Use your browsers 'back' function to return to synopsisReturn to Query Page
Numerous attempts were made to contact the pilot, asking that he submit NTSB Form 6120.1-2. The pilot did not respond to any of the requests. An FAA inspector said the pilot told him that he didn't think the airplane was accelerating as it should and he decided to abort the takeoff. The airplane traveled 500 feet past the end of the runway and nosed over, crushing the vertical stabilizer.
FAA's Oklahoma City Flight Standards District Office advised that the pilot twice failed 14 CFR Part 44.709 reexamination checks --- on September 16 and again on November 12, 2008. He has failed to appear for scheduled reexaminations and, as a result, efforts are underway to revoke his pilot certificate pending compliance.