NTSB Identification: MKC89LA006.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 37283.
Accident occurred Sunday, October 16, 1988 in MARION, NE
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/19/1989
Aircraft: PIPER PA-18, registration: N288T
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.

SHORTLY AFTER TAKEOFF FROM A FARM FIELD, THE ACFT'S LEFT WING DROPPED & THE ACFT DESCENDED STRIKING THE TERRAIN. WITNESSES SAID THAT IMMEDIATELY AFTER TAKEOFF, THE PLT ATTEMPTED TO MAKE A STEEP CLIMBING, LEFT TURN. A POST ACDNT INSPN REVEALED NO PREIMPACT POWERPLANT OR AIRFRAME FAILURES.

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

MANEUVER..IMPROPER..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

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