NTSB Identification: LAX88LA286.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 37362.
Accident occurred Sunday, August 14, 1988 in PARKER, AZ
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/02/1989
Aircraft: PIPER PA-18-135, registration: N9965Q
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 PILOT REPORTED THAT JUST AFTER TKOF FROM A RIVER THE ENG WAS NOT DEVELOPING SUFFICIENT POWER TO MAINTAIN ALTITUDE. THE PILOT MADE A LANDING AND DURING THE LANDING ROLL COLLIDED WITH ROUGH TERRAIN. AFTER THE ACCIDENT, THE ENGINE WAS TEST RUN AND FOUND TO OPERATE WITHIN NORMAL OPERATING PARAMETERS. THE TEMPERATURE AT THE TIME OF THE ACCIDENT WAS 105 DEGREES F. THE DENSITY ALTITUDE WAS CALCULATED TO BE 3400 FEET.

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

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

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

AIRSPEED..NOT ATTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

STALL/MUSH..NOT CORRECTED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..TEMPERATURE EXTREMES


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..HIGH DENSITY ALTITUDE


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..ROUGH/UNEVEN

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