This May 2010 accident report is provided by the National Transportation Safety Board. Published as an educational tool, it is intended to help pilots learn from the misfortunes of others.
Aircraft: Piper Cherokee Six Injuries: None. Location: Alpine, Texas. Aircraft damage: Substantial.
What reportedly happened: The pilot reported that the pre-takeoff run-up was normal, however, on the takeoff roll he noted an increase in the EGT, which was reading 1450° instead of the usual 1400°.