NTSB Identification: LAX88FA258.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 36882.
Accident occurred Saturday, July 16, 1988 in COMPTON, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/10/1989
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-140, registration: N40808
Injuries: 1 Fatal,3 Serious.

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 STUDENT PLT WAS TAKING HIS 2 GRANDCHILDREN & 1 OF THEIR FRIENDS ON A LOCAL FLT. GROUND WITNESSES OBSERVED THE AIRPLANE LIFT OFF AND CONTINUE IN AN EXCESSIVELY HIGH ANGLE OF ATTACK CLIMB ATTITUDE. WHEN THE AIRPLANE REACHED ABT 150 FT A.G.L. IT STALLED, ENTERED A LEFT SPIN, AND CRASHED. THE POSTCRASH WRECKAGE EXAM DSCLSD NO EVIDENCE OF ANY PREEXISTING AIRCRAFT MALFUNCTIONS OR FAILURES. THE STUDENT PLT BEGAN HIS FLYING ON 7/22/79; HE HAD LOGGED 186 HOURS OF WHICH 51 WERE AS PIC.

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/SPIN..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LACK OF RECENT EXPERIENCE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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