NTSB Identification: MIA88FA025.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 35738.
Accident occurred Tuesday, November 03, 1987 in DAVIE, FL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 02/24/1989
Aircraft: TAYLORCRAFT DC-65, registration: N53736
Injuries: 1 Serious.

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.

SHORTLY AFTER TAKEOFF DURING THE CROSSWIND TO DOWNWIND TURN AT AN ALT OF APRX 50 FT, THE ACFT STALLED, SPUN TO THE LEFT, & DUE TO THE LOW ALTITUDE THE PLT WAS UNABLE TO RECOVER PRIOR TO IMPACT IN A LEFT WING LOW NOSE DOWN ATTITUDE. POSTCRASH EXAMINATION OF THE ACFT, ENG, & RELATED COMPONENTS REVEALED NO EVIDENCE OF PRE-IMPACT FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION.

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

IN-FLIGHT PLANNING/DECISION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

STALL/SPIN..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

ALTITUDE..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

AIRSPEED..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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