NTSB Identification: DEN88LA149.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 37028.
Accident occurred Friday, July 08, 1988 in CHEYENNE, WY
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/11/1989
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28R-200, registration: N4329F
Injuries: 2 Serious,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 FLIGHT ORIGINATED IN OMAHA, NE. THREE PASSENGERS AND THE COMMERCIAL PLT EMBARKED ON A FISHING TRIP INTO WYOMING. THE PILOT DEPARTED CHEYENNE AFTER HAVING SEVERAL PROBLEMS WITH THE ENGINE AND CORRECTING THE PROBLEM BY PROPER LEANING. HE SAID HE TOOK OFF WITH THE ACFT JUST UNDER GROSS WT WITH A 20 KNOT CROSSWIND AND RELATIVELY HIGH DA. THE PILOT SAID THE ACFT DID NOT RESPOND AS ANTICIPATED AND THAT THE STALL WARNING HORN WAS SOUNDING INTERMITTENTLY. THE ACFT STRUCK SOME TREES BEFORE HITTING THE GROUND. THE DENSITY ALTITUDE WAS OVER 8000 FT AND THE GROSS WEIGHT WAS WITHIN 1 PERCENT OF MAX GROSS WEIGHT.

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

STALL/MUSH..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

PREFLIGHT PLANNING/PREPARATION..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CROSSWIND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..HIGH DENSITY ALTITUDE

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