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|Local Time Of Day||1201 To 1800|
|Altitude||agl single value : 0|
|Operator||general aviation : personal|
|Make Model Name||PA-28 Cherokee Arrow IV|
|Operating Under FAR Part||Part 91|
|Flight Phase||ground : takeoff roll|
|Make Model Name||Any Unknown or Unlisted Aircraft Manufacturer|
|Flight Phase||climbout : takeoff|
climbout : initial
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
oversight : pic
|Qualification||pilot : private|
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 3.7|
flight time total : 675
flight time type : 400
|Anomaly||conflict : ground critical|
excursion : runway
ground encounters other
non adherence : far
non adherence : published procedure
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Resolutory Action||flight crew : rejected takeoff|
|Problem Areas||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
The plan for departure of 2 aircraft was for the slower aircraft to leave first and my (faster) aircraft was to follow and find the first aircraft for picture taking. The first aircraft, with minimal run-up procedures, departed quickly while I was performing a more complete pre-takeoff check out. Not wanting to get too far out of sight, I abandoned my checklist and announced departure, rolled out onto runway 22 and applied full power. The aircraft was slow accelerating and, at the midpoint of the 2400 ft runway, did not have takeoff speed. The runway was downhill at that point and the airspeed was achieved, but the plane did not rotate. I cut power and applied brakes, but was unable to stop. Rather than run into a dense corn field, I swerved right into bean fields. Unfortunately, there was an old barbed wire fence with steel posts dividing 2 fields. I struck 3 posts, one on each wing and one on the nose. 3 wing skin sections must be replaced and the propeller must be reworked. Hindsight: 1) all grass fields are soft irregardless of moisture conditions. Always use soft field takeoff procedures. 2) never abort or short cut normal flight planning or checklist procedures.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: A PA28 PLT DISREGARDED HIS BEFORE TKOF CHKLIST, MADE THE TKOF RUN PREMATURELY, AND RAN HIS ACFT OFF THE RWY AT Y58.
Narrative: THE PLAN FOR DEP OF 2 ACFT WAS FOR THE SLOWER ACFT TO LEAVE FIRST AND MY (FASTER) ACFT WAS TO FOLLOW AND FIND THE FIRST ACFT FOR PICTURE TAKING. THE FIRST ACFT, WITH MINIMAL RUN-UP PROCS, DEPARTED QUICKLY WHILE I WAS PERFORMING A MORE COMPLETE PRE-TKOF CHK OUT. NOT WANTING TO GET TOO FAR OUT OF SIGHT, I ABANDONED MY CHKLIST AND ANNOUNCED DEP, ROLLED OUT ONTO RWY 22 AND APPLIED FULL PWR. THE ACFT WAS SLOW ACCELERATING AND, AT THE MIDPOINT OF THE 2400 FT RWY, DID NOT HAVE TKOF SPD. THE RWY WAS DOWNHILL AT THAT POINT AND THE AIRSPD WAS ACHIEVED, BUT THE PLANE DID NOT ROTATE. I CUT PWR AND APPLIED BRAKES, BUT WAS UNABLE TO STOP. RATHER THAN RUN INTO A DENSE CORN FIELD, I SWERVED RIGHT INTO BEAN FIELDS. UNFORTUNATELY, THERE WAS AN OLD BARBED WIRE FENCE WITH STEEL POSTS DIVIDING 2 FIELDS. I STRUCK 3 POSTS, ONE ON EACH WING AND ONE ON THE NOSE. 3 WING SKIN SECTIONS MUST BE REPLACED AND THE PROP MUST BE REWORKED. HINDSIGHT: 1) ALL GRASS FIELDS ARE SOFT IRREGARDLESS OF MOISTURE CONDITIONS. ALWAYS USE SOFT FIELD TKOF PROCS. 2) NEVER ABORT OR SHORT CUT NORMAL FLT PLANNING OR CHKLIST PROCS.
Data retrieved from NASA's ASRS site as of July 2007 and automatically converted to unabbreviated mixed upper/lowercase text. This report is for informational purposes with no guarantee of accuracy. See NASA's ASRS site for official report.