NTSB Identification: DEN88LA139.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 36823.
Accident occurred Monday, June 27, 1988 in CONRAD, MT
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/10/1989
Aircraft: PIPER PA-25-235, registration: N9856P
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

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 PLT REPORTED THAT HE WAS MAKING A LT TURNAROUND TO BEGIN A SWATH RUN. HE SAID THE ACFT SLOWED WHILE IN A STEEP LT BANK AT THE HIGHEST PART OF THE TURN AND HE WAS UNABLE TO RAISE THE LT WING AS THE ACFT APPROACHED THE GROUND. THE LT WING AND MAIN LANDING GEAR HIT THE GROUND AND THE ACFT SLID SIDEWAYS BEFORE COMING TO REST. DURING A TELEPHONE INTERVIEW ON THE DAY AFTER THE ACDT, THE PLT SAID THERE WAS NO PROBLEM WITH THE ACFT, HE JUST GOT TOO SLOW IN THE TURN. IN HIS WRITTEN REPORT OF THE ACDT, THE PILOT SAID HE WAS MAKING THE TURNAROUND INTO A 6 TO 8 KT WIND AND HE THOUGHT THE WIND MIGHT HAVE QUIT WHILE HE WAS IN THE TURN.

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

AIRSPEED..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

STALL/MUSH..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND

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