NTSB Identification: CHI88LA127.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 37364.
Accident occurred Sunday, June 05, 1988 in THREE RIVERS, MI
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/02/1989
Aircraft: TAYLORCRAFT L-2, registration: N57502
Injuries: 2 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 OWNER OF THE ACFT STATED THAT HE RELEASED THE ACFT TO THE PIC SO THAT HE COULD 'CHECKOUT' ANOTHER PLT AND HELP HER WITH HER TAILWHEEL LANDINGS. DURING THEIR FOURTH TKOF, THE PLT BEING CHECKED OUT ATTEMPTED TO CLIMB OUT OF GROUND EFFECT WITH INSUFFICIENT AIRSPEED. THE PIC STATED THAT HE DELAYED CORRECTING THE TKOF PROCEDURE BECAUSE HE THOUGHT THE POOR PERFORMANCE OF THE ACFT WAS DUE TO THE OUTSIDE AIR TEMPERATURE AND WEIGHT OF THE ACFT WHICH WOULD NORMALLY DECREASE THE RATE OF CLIMB. SUBSEQUENTLY, AT THE FIRST INDICATION OF THE STALL, HE IMMEDIATELY ATTEMPTED TO REMEDY THE ATTITUDE OF THE ACFT. THE PIC WAS ABLE TO LEVEL THE WINGS BUT COULD NOT STOP THE DESCENT BEFORE THE ACFT IMPACTED THE TERRAIN.

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

REMEDIAL ACTION..DELAYED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

STALL/MUSH..ENCOUNTERED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LIFT-OFF..PREMATURE..COPILOT/SECOND PILOT



Contributing Factors

LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE IN TYPE OF AIRCRAFT..COPILOT/SECOND PILOT


Contributing Factors

AIRSPEED..NOT MAINTAINED..COPILOT/SECOND PILOT

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