NTSB Identification: DEN87LA196.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 33847.
Accident occurred Tuesday, July 28, 1987 in FARGO, ND
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/05/1988
Aircraft: PIPER PA-18-150, registration: N7174B
Injuries: 1 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.
PLT INSTALLED NEW AERIAL APPLICATION CHEMICAL TANK. THE TANK WAS FILLED WITH WATER FOR A TEST FLIGHT. PLT COULD NOT HOLD NOSE DOWN AFTER TAKEOFF. ACFT STALLED INTO TREES AND LANDED IN FIELD BEYOND TREES. ACFT NOSED OVER AND DAMAGED FUSELAGE AND VERTICAL STABILIZER. ACFT WAS OVER MAX GROSS WEIGHT.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:AIRCRAFT WEIGHT AND BALANCE..IMPROPER..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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