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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 39949
Last updated: 20 August 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
Owner/operator:Rebel Aviation Incorporated
Registration: N42342
C/n / msn: 28-7425313
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Liberty, MO -   United States of America
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:(MO10)
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
The student pilot departed from Runway 18 (2,925 feet by 20 feet, asphalt/dry) at Roosterville Airport, Liberty, Missouri on a student solo flight. The aircraft was refueled prior to the accident flight. The instructor reported that an aircraft run-up was completed. A witness located at the west end of the runway, stated that the nose of the aircraft was extremely high, 45-50 degrees and moving slowly down the runway with the wings tipping from side to side. He reported that the aircraft's tail scraped the runway, its wheels then hit and the aircraft bounced into the air in a nose high attitude tipping from side to side. He added that the aircraft bounced again and appeared to move towards the right side of the runway. The witness reported that he had lost sight of the aircraft because of trees, but he heard a crash. He reported that when he approached the accident sight, he noted broken trees and a left stabilizer sticking out of the water approximately 40 feet from shore. Inspection of the runway area revealed two scrapings within the asphalt. The flaps were found in the 0 degree position. Elevator flight control and engine continuity were established. CAUSE: The excessive rotation by the pilot-in-command. The climb not obtained by the pilot-in-command, the fence and the trees were contributing factors.



Revision history:

24-Oct-2008 10:30 ASN archive Added
21-Dec-2016 19:23 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]

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