Accident Piper PA-28R-200 N1434X,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 356333
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Date:Thursday 9 January 1997
Time:17:15 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic P28R model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Piper PA-28R-200
Registration: N1434X
MSN: 28R-7535281
Year of manufacture:1975
Engine model:Lycoming IO-360-C1C6
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Lebanon, TN -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Bristow, OK (3F7)
Destination airport:Knoxville, TN (KTYS)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The noninstrument-rated private pilot/aircraft broker was ferrying the airplane to a purchaser. He reported that he had been airborne about 4 hours 45 minutes since the last refueling . He was flying over an overcast. The engine oil temperature increased and the engine rpm decreased. He descended through a hole in the clouds, located an empty field and made a forced landing. He stated that as a precaution, he then had 5 gallons of fuel brought from the local airport, about two miles away, and had it put in the airplane. He then elected to takeoff, stating that the oil temperature was now almost normal. During the soft, short field departure, the airplane became airborne prematurely when the takeoff path crossed a terrace. The pilot said airspeed began decreasing, but he was committed to the takeoff. A left turn was begun which resulted in a stall and collision with the ground.

Probable Cause: The pilot's improper short, soft field takeof. A factor was the pilot's poor in-flight decision to operate over an overcast until near the airplane's maximum endurance.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: ATL97LA033
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 7 months
Download report: Final report




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