NTSB Identification: LAX86FUJ01.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 31327.
Accident occurred Saturday, April 19, 1986 in PHOENIX, AZ
Aircraft: PIPER PA-25-235, registration: N6661Z
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

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.

THE ACFT COLLIDED WITH THE GROUND RT WING FIRST AFTER A HIGH SINK RATE DEVELOPED IN A 45 DEGREE INTERCEPT TO FINAL WITH 30 DEGREES OF BANK AND FULL FLAPS. THE PLT FELT THE ACFT SINKING AND ATTEMTPED TO STOP IT WITH POWER AND REDUCED ANGLE OF BANK. HE STATED THAT HE WAS UNABLE TO ARREST THE DESCENT AND 'COULD NOT 3PT IT' BEFORE IMPACT. THE PLT HAD JUST BEGUN OPERATIONS AT THIS LOCALITY. THE DENSITY ALT WAS COMPUTED TO BE 3800 FT.

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

PLANNED APPROACH..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

MANEUVER..NOT CORRECTED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..HIGH DENSITY ALTITUDE

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