Preliminary Accident Reports

October 2006 Issue

August 6, 2006, Bellefonte, Pa./Piper PA-46-350P

At about 1130 Eastern daylight time, the airplane was substantially damaged during a takeoff attempt. The Private pilot and five passengers were not injured. Visual conditions prevailed for the planned cross-country flight Subsequently, the pilot stated that start-up, taxi and engine run-up seemed normal. The takeoff roll was longer than the pilot expected, but the airplane lifted off with approximately 1000 feet of runway remaining. The airplane then climbed approximately 100 feet, but did not seem…

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