NTSB Identification: CHI89LA013.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 37820.
Accident occurred Wednesday, October 19, 1988 in BIG RAPIDS, MI
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/03/1989
Aircraft: PIPER PA-31-350, registration: N300HF
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

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 STATED THAT HE FAILED TO MAINTAIN SUFFICIENT AIRSPEED AND ALTITUDE DURING AN IFR CIRCLE-TO-LAND MANEUVER. THE PILOT REPORTED THAT WHEN HE THOUGHT HE WAS GOING TO OVERSHOOT FINAL, HE TIGHTENED UP THE BANK. THE AIRCRAFT STALLED AND THE LEFT WING IMPACTED ON THE ASPHALT RUNWAY. THE PILOT REDUCED POWER AND THE AIRCRAFT SETTLED TO THE GROUND ON THE LEFT SIDE OF THE RUNWAY, SUSTAINING NO FURTHER DAMAGE.

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

FLIGHT CONTROLS..IMPROPER USE OF..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..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND

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