NTSB Identification: NYC88LA219.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 38218.
Accident occurred Tuesday, August 16, 1988 in GEORGES MILLS, NH
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/24/1989
Aircraft: PIPER PA-12, registration: N2906M
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.

WITNESSES REPORTED THE WIND WAS GUSTY AND THERE WERE WHITECAPS ON THE LAKE WHEN THE ACFT ATTEMPTED TO TAKEOFF. THE PLT SAID THAT WHEN THE ACFT HAD CLIMBED TO A SUFFICIENT ALTITUDE HE BEGAN A LEFT TURN TO CLIMB OVER THE LAKE. AFTER THE TURN WAS STARTED THE ACFT DESCENDED DESPITE FULL POWER AND FULL UP ELEVATOR AND THE LEFT WING CONTINUED TO DIP DESPITE FULL RIGHT STICK. THE LEFT WING HIT THE WATER AND THE ACFT NOSED OVER.

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

LIFT-OFF..PREMATURE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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



Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..GUSTS

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