NTSB Identification: ATL87LA134.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 33825.
Accident occurred Friday, May 08, 1987 in BUTLER, AL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 05/02/1988
Aircraft: PIPER PA-11, registration: N8024L
Injuries: 1 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.

THE STUDENT PLT REPORTED THAT A GUST OF WIND 'CAUGHT' THE AIRPLANE'S LEFT WING SHORTLY AFTER TAKEOFF AT ABOUT 100 FT AGL; HE SUBSEQUENTLY 'LOST CONTROL' AND THE AIRPLANE 'WENT DOWN'.

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

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

AIRCRAFT HANDLING..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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