NTSB Identification: DEN87FA081.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 33885.
Accident occurred Friday, April 03, 1987 in MORGAN, UT
Probable Cause Approval Date: 05/02/1988
Aircraft: PIPER PA-22-150, registration: N3809P
Injuries: 4 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 PLT DEPARTED MORGAN ARPT WITH AN ACFT NEAR GROSS WEIGHT, IN A RELATIVELY STRONG CROSS WIND. AFTER A SUCCESSFUL TAKEOFF AT ABOUT 100 AGL, HE SAID HE ENCOUNTERED MODERATE TURBULENCE AND A DOWNDRAFT. ALTITUDE AND AIRSPEED COULD NOT BE MAINTAINED. THE ACFT IMPACTED THE GROUND A SHORT DISTANCE FROM THE DEPARTURE END OF RWY 21.

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

WEATHER CONDITION..DOWNDRAFT

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

STALL..UNCONTROLLED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..HIGH WIND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..UNFAVORABLE WIND

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