NTSB Identification: NYC89FA003.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 37862.
Accident occurred Monday, October 03, 1988 in BARNSTEAD, NH
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/03/1989
Aircraft: AERONCA 11AC, registration: N9569E
Injuries: 2 Serious.

NTSB investigators either traveled in support of this investigation or conducted a significant amount of investigative work without any travel, and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

THE AERONCA 11AC WAS MANEUVERING DOWNWIND FOR LANDING. THE PILOT MADE A LEFT TURN TOWARDS THE RUNWAY TO TIGHTEN THE PATTERN. WHILE IN CLOSE PROXIMITY TO A HOUSE AND THE RUNWAY, AT A LOW ALTITUDE THE PILOT ELECTED TO MAKE A STEEP LEFT 270 DEGREE TURN, OPPOSITE THE DOWNWIND COURSE. ABOUT HALF WAY INTO THE TURN THE PILOT LOST CONTROL OF THE AIRCRAFT, STALLED AND CRASHED INTO THE SECOND FLOOR OF A HOUSE.

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

IN-FLIGHT PLANNING/DECISION..POOR..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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