NTSB Identification: NYC90LA218.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 42355.
Accident occurred Sunday, September 09, 1990 in QUARRYVILLE, PA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/09/1992
Aircraft: PIPER PA-38-112, registration: N4268E
Injuries: 1 Serious.

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 WAS CIRCLING IN THE AREA OF A COMPANY PICNIC. A WITNESS SAID, 'HE CAME THROUGH THE FIELD TOWARD SOME POWERLINES AND PULLED UP AT A STEEP ANGLE TO AVOID THEM. HE CRASHED IN A COW FIELD BOUNCING BEFORE STOPPING.'

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

THE PILOT IN COMMANDS FAILURE TO MAINTAIN AIRSPEED WHILE CLIMBING TO AVOID WIRES.

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