NTSB Identification: FTW87LA051.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 32203.
Accident occurred Sunday, February 01, 1987 in MARFA, TX
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/21/1988
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-161, registration: N47849
Injuries: 3 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 STALLED THE AIRCRAFT WHILE ATTEMPTING TO CLIMB TOO STEEPLY DURING TAKEOFF FROM AN OLD ABANDONED AIRPORT. THE AIRCRAFT VEERED LEFT, DESCENDED, AND STRUCK THE GROUND BEFORE FLYING SPEED COULD BE REGAINED.

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

AIRSPEED..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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