NTSB Identification: DEN88LA017.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 34953.
Accident occurred Saturday, October 31, 1987 in DEVILS LAKE, ND
Probable Cause Approval Date: 04/24/1989
Aircraft: PIPER J5A, registration: N32887
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.

A COMMERCIAL PLT WAS GIVING INSTRUCTION TO ANOTHER COMMERCIAL PLT WITH A CFI RATING. WITNESSES OBSERVED THE AIRCRAFT AT APPROXIMATELY 100 FEET OVER A WATER FOWL PRODUCTION LAKE. THE PLT STATED THAT DURING A TURN AND PULL UP, THE ENGINE LOSTPOWER AND THE AIRCRAFT MADE AN EMERGENCY LANDING IN THE LAKE. NO PREIMPACT MECHANICAL MALFUNCTIONS/FAILURES WERE FOUND.

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

PROPER ALTITUDE..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

CLEARANCE..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OSTENTATIOUS DISPLAY..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..WATER

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