NTSB Identification: FTW87FA222.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 36561.
Accident occurred Sunday, September 20, 1987 in JACKSON, LA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 06/07/1989
Aircraft: Ercoupe (Eng & Research Corp.) 415-D, registration: N3815H
Injuries: 2 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.

JUST PRIOR TO THE ACDNT, WITNESSES OBSERVED THE ACFT FLYING AT LOW ALT OVER A CREEK. THEY RPRTD THE ACFT WENT INTO A STEEP CLIMBING LEFT TURN FROM ABOUT 40 TO 75 FT AGL, THEN IT ENTERED A STEEP DESCENT & CRASHED IN THE CREEK. NO ENG PROBLEMS OR CHANGES IN THE ENG SOUND WERE NOTED BEFORE IMPACT & NO PREIMPACT MECHANICAL PROBLEM WAS FOUND.

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

LOW PASS..PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

PULL-UP..INITIATED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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