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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 132155
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Date:07-DEC-1993
Time:15:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic PA46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-46-310P Malibu
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: N4391C
C/n / msn: 46-8508053
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Fort Myers, FL -   United States of America
Phase: Take off
Nature:Private
Departure airport:
Destination airport:TMB
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
On December 7, 1993, about 1530, eastern standard time, N4391C, a Piper PA-46-301P, registered to Daniel G. Maloney crashed on takeoff attempt at Fort Myers, Florida, while initiating a 14 CFR Part 91 personal flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and no flight plan was filed. The airplane was destroyed and the pilot and four passengers reported minor injuries. The flight was originating at the time of the accident.

The pilot stated that he was attempting to take off on a 2,700-foot sod runway and hit a soft spot about half way on the takeoff roll. He stated he did not abort the takeoff but continued. As the airplane lifted off, both wings hit trees and the airplane fell to the ground and burst into flames. The pilot and all the passengers evacuated the airplane immediately without receiving thermal injuries.
PROBABLE CAUSE:THE FAILURE OF THE PILOT-IN-COMMAND TO ABORT THE TAKEOFF. A CONTRIBUTING FACTOR WAS THE SOFT CONDITION OF THE RUNWAY SURFACE.

Sources:

NTSB id 20001211X13894


Revision history:

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21-Dec-2016 19:25 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]

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