NTSB Identification: SEA87LA187.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 34534.
Accident occurred Monday, September 14, 1987 in JOHN DAY, OR
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/06/1988
Aircraft: PIPER PA-18, registration: N1394V
Injuries: 1 Serious,1 Minor.

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 DEPARTED HAY FIELD IN HI DENSITY ALT CONDS. THE PILOT WAS UNABLE TO CLEAR TREES AND STALLED/MUSHED INTO TERRAIN, COLLAPSING GEAR AND COLLIDING WITH TREES.

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

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

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

WEATHER CONDITION..HIGH DENSITY ALTITUDE


Contributing Factors

ALL AVAILABLE RUNWAY..NOT USED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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