NTSB Identification: BFO88FID03.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 35822.
Accident occurred Thursday, May 12, 1988 in CHESAPEAKE, VA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 02/28/1989
Aircraft: PIPER PA-38-112, registration: N2601C
Injuries: 1 Serious.

NTSB investigators either traveled in support of this investigation or conducted a significant amount of investigative work without any travel, and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

THE PILOT WAS DOING TOUCH & GO LANDINGS. DURING CLIMBOUT ENGINE POWER LOSS OCCURRED AT AN ESTIMATED 300 FT AGL. THE PILOT RADIOED MAYDAY AND A WITNESS STATED HE HEARD THE STALL HORN DURING THE TRANSMISSION. AFTERWARDS THE ACFT PITCHED DOWN AND SPUN TO THE GROUND. ENGINE EXAMINATION DID NOT DISCLOSE ANY PRE-EXISTING FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION.

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

POWERPLANT..UNDETERMINED

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

AIRSPEED..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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