NTSB Identification: ATL87LA170.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 34233.
Accident occurred Tuesday, June 16, 1987 in HAZARD, KY
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/07/1988
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-180, registration: N8021W
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 PLT OBSERVED THE REAR OF THE UPPER ENGINE COWLING LIFT UP SHORTLY AFTER TAKEOFF AND HE BECAME CONCERNED THAT THE COWLING MIGHT COME OFF THE AIRPLANE DURING FLIGHT. THE PILOT ATTEMPTED TO MANEUVER THE AIRPLANE BACK TO THE AIRPORT TO LAND, THE AIRPLANE STALLED AND IMPACTED TERRAIN ADJACENT TO THE RUNWAY. DURING PREFLIGHT EXAMINATION OF THE AIRPLANE THEPILOT REMOVED AND REPLACED THE COWLING.

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

AIRCRAFT PREFLIGHT..INADEQUATE..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


Contributing Factors

COOLING SYSTEM,COWLING..OPEN



Contributing Factors

DIVERTED ATTENTION..PILOT IN COMMAND

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