NTSB Identification: NYC88FA158.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 37010.
Accident occurred Tuesday, June 07, 1988 in ENON VALLEY, PA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/11/1989
Aircraft: PIPER PA-38-112, registration: N2317N
Injuries: 2 Fatal.

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 AIRCRAFT WAS OBSERVED MANEUVERING AT LOW ALTITUDE. THE NOSE WAS OBSERVED TO DROP AND A LEFT ROTATION STARTED. ONE WITNESS SAID THE ROTATION STOPPED BEFORE THE AIRCRAFT DISAPPEARED BEHIND A TREE LINE. THE AIRCRAFT CAUGHT FIRE WITHIN ONE MINUTE OF IMPACT AND BURNED. THE PRIVATE PILOT WORKING ON COMMERCIAL MANEUVERS AND THE FLIGHT INSTRUCTOR WERE FATALLY INJURED. THE COCKPIT AREA WAS DESTROYED BY FIRE. NO PRE-EXISTING PROBLEMS WERE FOUND WITH THE ENGINE OR AIRFRAME. COMPANY POLICY WAS TO TERMINATE ALL MANEUVERS AT 500 FT AGL. THE AIRCRAFT WAS MANEUVERING AT STEEP ANGLES OF BANK AND BELOW 500 FT AGL.

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

AIRCRAFT CONTROL..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND(CFI)

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

STALL/SPIN..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND(CFI)



Contributing Factors

PROPER ALTITUDE..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND(CFI)


Contributing Factors

IN-FLIGHT PLANNING/DECISION..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND(CFI)

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