NTSB Identification: NYC87LA216.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 36407.
Accident occurred Saturday, August 01, 1987 in BREWSTER, MA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 04/24/1989
Aircraft: PIPER PA-18S, registration: N9075H
Injuries: 2 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 INSTRUCTOR (CFI) SAID THAT SHORTLY AFTER TAKEOFF, THE STUDENT WAS GIVEN A SIMULATED POWER FAILURE. AT APRX 75' AGL, THE STUDENT INITIATED A STEEP TURN TO HEAD INTO THE WIND, WHICH TERMINATED IN NEARLY A 90 DEG HEADING CHANGE. THE CFI STATED THE WIND WAS NOT COMING FROM THE DIRECTION THE STUDENT HAD TURNED, & THAT AFTER THE TURN, THE OPTION TO GO AROUNDOR LAND ON THE LONGEST PART OF THE LAKE WAS NO LONGER POSSIBLE. ALSO, THE CFI SAID HE LOWERED THE ACFT'S NOSE & APPLIED FULL POWER TO AVOID A STALL, BUT THERE WAS INSUFFICIENT ALTITUDE TO RECOVER AIRSPEED. SUBSEQUENTLY, THE AIRCRAFT IMPACTED THE WATER IN A WINGS LEVEL ATTITUDE & WAS DAMAGED.

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

AIRSPEED..NOT MAINTAINED..DUAL STUDENT

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

STALL/MUSH..INADVERTENT..DUAL STUDENT

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

SUPERVISION..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND(CFI)




Contributing Factors

MANEUVER..IMPROPER..DUAL STUDENT

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