NTSB Identification: DEN88LA136.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 37029.
Accident occurred Saturday, June 25, 1988 in OGDEN, UT
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/11/1989
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-160, registration: N5113W
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 LOW TIME PRIVATE PLT AND HIS NON-PILOT WIFE WERE PRACTICING TOUCH AND GO LANDINGS. THE PLT USED THE RIGHT SEAT AND HIS WIFE USED THE LEFT SEAT. WHILE ON FINAL APCH, THE PLT RECOGNIZED THAT THE AIRPLANE WAS TOO HIGH, ADDED FULL FLAPS AND CUT THE POWER. THE AIRPLANE ENTERED A HIGH SINK RATE. BY THE TIME THE PILOT RECOGNIZED IT, THE PLANE WAS TOO LOW. FULL POWER WAS ADDED TOO LATE TO ARREST THE DESCENT. THE AIRPLANE STRUCK A FENCE AND IMPACTED THE GROUND SHORT OF THE RUNWAY. THE DENSITY ALTITUDE WAS 8,000 FEET.

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

PROPER GLIDEPATH..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

PLANNED APPROACH..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

THROTTLE/POWER CONTROL..IMPROPER USE OF..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..FENCE


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..HIGH DENSITY ALTITUDE

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