NTSB Identification: SEA95LA090.
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Accident occurred Saturday, April 29, 1995 in RICE, WA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 01/29/1996
Aircraft: PIPER PA-22-150, registration: N2520P
Injuries: 3 Minor.

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THE PILOT REPORTED THAT HE PERFORMED A SHORT FIELD MANEUVER FROM HIS PRIVATE AIRSTRIP, WITH A NORMAL TAKEOFF ROLL AND WITH THE APPLICATION OF FULL FLAPS AT ROTATION, WHICH HE STATED WAS IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AIRCRAFT MANUAL. HE WAS UNABLE TO CLIMB, AND MANEUVERED TO AVOID TREES AHEAD, AT OR NEAR STALL SPEED, AND THAT THE AIRCRAFT BEGAN STALLING SO HE AIMED THE AIRPLANE AT THE TERRAIN, WHERE IT FLIPPED OVER AFTER IMPACT. THE AIRCRAFT WAS LOADED WITH THREE PERSONS AND OVER 40 GALLONS OF FUEL.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

THE PILOT'S FAILURE TO MAINTAIN THE PROPER CLIMB RATE. A FACTOR WAS TREES IN THE FLIGHT PATH.

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