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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 34356
Last updated: 21 June 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic P28A model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-28-140
Registration: N6266J
C/n / msn: 28-7625237
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Gann Valley, SD -   United States of America
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:Gann Valley, SD (PVT)
Destination airport:Gann Valley, SD (PVT)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The pilot agreed to take the non-pilot rated aircraft owner and a passenger on a local flight. The pilot reported that during takeoff, he was not able to gain sufficient altitude to clear a fence off the departure end of the runway. The landing gear contacted the fence and the airplane continued forward until it contacted an embankment. The pilot stated he was not familiar with this particular airplane and airport, and that he should have had a greater safety margin on which to base his midfield go/no-go decision.
Probable Cause: The pilot's inability to gain sufficient altitude during takeoff as a result of inadequate preflight planning.



Revision history:

03-Dec-2017 12:06 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Operator, Other fatalities, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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