NTSB Identification: MIA86LA094.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 30505.
Accident occurred Sunday, March 09, 1986 in CAPTIVA, FL
Aircraft: PIPER PA-32R, registration: GPZS
Injuries: 2 Minor,4 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.

THE PLT STATED THAT SHE WAS MAKING A LOW FINAL APPROACH TO THE 2200 FT GRASS STRIP & LOST LIFT AS THE ACFT PASSED BELOW & BEHIND THE TREELINE. THE PLT'S HUSBAND, ALSO A PLT, OCCUPYING THE RIGHT FRONT SEAT, STATED THAT HIS WIFE MAY HAVE BEEN SOMEWHAT INTIMIDATED BY THE SEEMINGLY SHORT STRIP & MAY HAVE OVERLY COMPENSATED FOR THE EXISTING CONDITIONS & CIRCUMSTANCES. THE APCH WAS BEING MADE TO RWY 10. THE SURFACE WINDS AT FT MYERS, 18 MI AWAY, WERE 100 DEG AT 11 KTS WITH GUSTS TO 18 KNTS.

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

PROPER GLIDEPATH..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE IN TYPE OPERATION..PILOT IN COMMAND

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