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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 145838
Last updated: 16 December 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic PA22 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-22-150 Tri-Pacer
Registration: N9815D
C/n / msn: 22-6702
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:South of Pope Field Airport - KGFD, Greenfield, IN -   United States of America
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:Greenfield, IN (GFD)
Destination airport:Greenfield, IN (GFD)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The pilot reported that he conducted an engine run-up, which included a carburetor heat check, without any anomalies. The pilot stated that the taxi distance from the run-up location to the takeoff position was about 200 feet, and the start of the takeoff was not delayed for any reason. The ground roll was slightly longer than normal, which did not initially concern the pilot. However, after the airplane lifted off, it did not accelerate as usual. The pilot was able to clear an intervening set of power lines, but was unable to gain enough airspeed to sustain a climb. The pilot stated that he was concerned about inducing an aerodynamic stall by attempting to climb over the approaching tree line, and he elected to maintain controlled flight into the trees. A postaccident examination of the engine and fuel system did not reveal any anomalies that would have precluded normal engine operation.

Probable Cause: A partial loss of engine power for undetermined reasons during takeoff.


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Revision history:

26-May-2012 08:17 gerard57 Added
26-May-2012 11:18 Geno Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Location, Departure airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
21-Dec-2016 19:28 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
27-Nov-2017 20:42 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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