NTSB Identification: DEN89LA015.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 37089.
Accident occurred Friday, October 14, 1988 in EDGEWOOD, NM
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/03/1989
Aircraft: PIPER PA-22-150, registration: N7258D
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 ACFT HAD JUST BEEN OVERHAULED & A NEW PROP (HARTZELL MODEL 7636D-4) HAD BEEN INSTALLED IN PLACE OF THE OLD PROP. THE PLT RPRTD THAT AFTER TAKEOFF, THE ACFT FAILED TO CLIMB, ALTHOUGH HE WAS USING FULL POWER. HE SAID HE HEADED FOR LOWER TERRAIN & CIRCLED UNTIL ALTITUDE LOSS WAS EXCESSIVE. SUBSEQUENTLY, THE ACFT CRASHED AS HE WAS TURNING INTO THE WIND TO LAND. THE ACFT HAD BEEN SVCD WITH A FULL LOAD OF FUEL. THE DENSITY ALT WAS ABOUT 9000'.

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

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


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..HIGH DENSITY ALTITUDE

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