NTSB Identification: BFO88LA059.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 36031.
Accident occurred Saturday, June 25, 1988 in TALCOTT, WV
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/13/1989
Aircraft: CHAMPION 7ECA, registration: N9504S
Injuries: 2 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.

ACCORDING TO A WITNESS, THE ACFT WAS MANEUVERING AT A LOW ALTITUDE WHEN IT CONTACTED TREES. THE ACFT THEN DESCENDED, IMPACTING THE TERRAIN 45 FT FROM THE TREES AND SLID APRX 110 FT BEFORE COMING TO REST. THE PLT STATED THAT DUE TO INJURIES HE IS UNABLE TO RECALL THE ACCIDENT. POST ACCIDENT INSPECTION OF THE ACFT FAILED TO REVEAL ANY MECHANICAL FAILURES/MALFUNCTION.

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

ALTITUDE..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

CLEARANCE..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)

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