Preliminary Accident Reports

October 2006 Issue

August 12, 2006, Santa Fe, N.M./Piper PA-23-160

The airplane sustained substantial damage during an aborted take-off at 0821 Mountain time. Visual conditions prevailed; the pilot and passenger were not injured. The pilot subsequently reported completing a satisfactory engine run-up. During the takeoff roll, the pilot reported, "the aircraft was sluggish." After rotation, the airplane would not accelerate. The pilot felt "the engines were not producing full power." Subsequently, the pilot elected to abort the takeoff and attempted to land back on the remaining…

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