This is an excerpt from a report made to the Aviation Safety Reporting System. The narrative is written by the pilot, rather than FAA or NTSB officials. To maintain anonymity, many details, such as aircraft model or airport, are often scrubbed from the reports.
During pre-flight, distraction led to failure to remove pitot tube cover.
Upon takeoff roll, noticed airspeed indicator not showing airspeed.
Approximately 1/2 down the runway, aborted takeoff.
After hard braking, realized that runway would be overshot. The Cirrus SR22 stopped approximately 10 feet past end of Runway XX.
No runway lights were hit. No damage occurred to either plane or runway lighting.
Informed Tower what transpired. Taxied to terminal ramp. Upon inspection, removed pitot tube cover, informed tower, and was given permission to taxi to active runway. Completed the flight without other incident.
Primary Problem: Human Factors