NTSB Identification: FTW92LA191
Accident occurred Saturday, July 25, 1992 in N. LITTLE ROCK, AR
Probable Cause Approval Date: 06/11/1993
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-140, registration: N1546J
Injuries: 1 Minor.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

THE PILOT STATED THAT HE EXPERIENCED A GRADUAL POWER LOSS DOWN TO 1,850 RPM DURING CLIMBOUT AFTER A LOW PASS VISUAL APPROACH ABOUT 1,000 FEET DOWN THE 4,000 FOOT RUNWAY. THE PILOT TURNED RIGHT IN AN ATTEMPT TO LAND ON THE RUNWAY'S PARALLEL TAXIWAY. THE AIRPLANE SUBSEQUENTLY LANDED HARD IN A LEVEL ATTITUDE WHILE CROSSING A PERPENDICULAR RUNWAY. PILOT WITNESSES STATED THAT THE PILOT EXECUTED THE CLIMB IN A NOSE HIGH ATTITUDE AND THEN ENTERED AN ABRUPT RIGHT TURN. THEY FURTHER STATED THAT THE AIRPLANE DEVELOPED A SINK RATE DURING THE TURN AND IMPACTED LEVEL AND THE ENGINE APPEARED TO BE DEVELOPING POWER THROUGHOUT THE SEQUENCE. NO DEFICIENCIES WERE NOTED WITH THE ENGINE DURING A POST-ACCIDENT TEST RUN.

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

THE PILOT'S INADVERTENT ENTRY INTO A STALL.

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