NTSB Identification: FTW88LA013.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 36243.
Accident occurred Saturday, October 24, 1987 in BROWNSVILLE, TX
Probable Cause Approval Date: 06/16/1989
Aircraft: PIPER PA-12, registration: N4045M
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.

WHILE CIRCLING AN UNLIGHTED PRIVATE AIRSTRIP, THE PILOT ALLOWED THE AIRCRAFT TO DESCEND INTO 2 FEET OF WATER CAUSING SUBSTANTIAL DAMAGE.

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

ALTITUDE..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

VISUAL LOOKOUT..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..WATER


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..DARK NIGHT

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