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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 240554
Last updated: 16 September 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic P28R model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-28R-200 Arrow
Registration: N9341N
C/n / msn: 28R-35042
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:NE of Six Oaks Airport (NC67), Asheville, NC -   United States of America
Phase: Initial climb
Departure airport:Fletcher, NC (NC67)
Destination airport:Greensboro, NC (W88)
Investigating agency: NTSB
On August 27, 2020, about 1154 eastern daylight time, a Piper PA28R-200, N9341N, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Fletcher, North Carolina. The pilot and pilot-rated passenger were not injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight.
According to the pilot, they departed from Air Harbor Airport (W88), Greensboro, North Carolina about 0930. He reported that the flight to Six Oaks Airport (NC67), Fletcher, North Carolina, which was about an hour and a half, was uneventful and that everything was "normal."
After dropping off items at NC67, the pilot and passenger boarded the airplane, and decided to depart from runway 06, a 2,600 ft-long turf runway, since the winds were light and variable. Furthermore, the owner of the property advised that they should depart from that runway because several obstacles were located off the departure end of the reciprocal runway. The pilot noted that the turf was "a little bit soft," because of recent rainfall, but it seemed solid. Before takeoff, the pilot performed an engine run-up with no anomalies noted and set the flaps at 25 for a soft field takeoff.
The pilot applied full throttle for takeoff, and noted that the airplane was "slow" to accelerate, he thought because of the soft turf. As the airspeed increased to 55-60 knots the pilot performed a soft field takeoff. He noted that as the airplane was in ground effect, it was not accelerating. He raised the landing gear in an attempt to increase performance, but the airplane began to settle. He stated that the engine "was not making power." The airplane descended into a corn field off the departure end of the runway and impacted the ground, resulting in substantial damage to the wings and fuselage.
The airplane was retained for further examination.




Revision history:

27-Aug-2020 19:23 Geno Added
27-Aug-2020 20:57 Geno Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
27-Aug-2020 21:31 RobertMB Updated [Total occupants, Phase, Nature, Damage, Narrative]
28-Aug-2020 23:44 Captain Adam Updated [Damage, Narrative]
29-Aug-2020 01:15 RobertMB Updated [Damage, Narrative]
29-Aug-2020 16:09 Captain Adam Updated [Damage, Narrative]
16-Sep-2020 08:30 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Operator, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative, Accident report]
16-Sep-2020 08:32 ASN Update Bot Updated [Source, Narrative]

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