NTSB Identification: NYC87FA241.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 38254.
Accident occurred Friday, August 28, 1987 in SELINSGROVE, PA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/01/1989
Aircraft: PIPER PA-23-160, registration: N4003P
Injuries: 3 Fatal.

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 PILOT WAS CONDUCTING A DEMONSTRATION FLIGHT IN AN OVERWEIGHT AIRCRAFT IN CONDITIONS OF LOW CEILINGS AND FOG. AFTER A TOUCH AND GO LANDING THE AIRCRAFT STALLED DURING THE TAKEOFF THEN COLLIDED WITH THE GROUND. EXAM OF THE WRECKAGE DID NOT DISCLOSE ANY PRE-EXISTING MALFUNCTIONS OR FAILURES.

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

PREFLIGHT PLANNING/PREPARATION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

FLIGHT INTO KNOWN ADVERSE WEATHER..INITIATED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

STALL/MUSH..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..LOW CEILING


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..FOG


Contributing Factors

PROCEDURES/DIRECTIVES..DISREGARDED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

AIRCRAFT WEIGHT AND BALANCE..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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