Preliminary Accident Reports

April 2000 Issue

Jan. 11, Bradford, Pa. / Piper Malibu

At about 07:15 EST, A Piper PA-46-310P crashed after trying to take off from Bradford Regional Airport. None of the four aboard was injured. The pilot said there was a light snowfall when he arrived at the airport. He applied anti-ice to the boot areas of the wings before starting the engine. As he taxied to runway 23, the snowfall increased. On takeoff, the airplane ascended a few feet, ...then stalled back onto the runway. It overran the runway, and the right wing struck a mound of dirt, separated from the airplane and caught fire. The left wing struck a fence post. Two of the passengers said snow blew off the outboard sections of the wings during the takeoff roll but adhered to the inbo...

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