NTSB Identification: DEN86LA152.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 31303.
Accident occurred Wednesday, June 04, 1986 in SISSETON, SD
Aircraft: AERONCA 7AC, registration: N84693
Injuries: 2 Minor.

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 FRONT SEAT PLT, ON HIS FIRST FLT IN THE ACFT, WAS FLYING THE ACFT. AFTER TAKEOFF THE ACFT ENTERED A NOSE HIGH ATTITUDE BECAUSE THE ELEVATOR TRIM WAS IMPROPERLY SET. THE NOSE HIGH ATTITUDE WAS CORRECTED BUT THE RIGHT DOOR ON THE ENGINE COWLING CAME OPEN DURING THE MANEUVER. THE PLT IN THE REAR COCKPIT TOOK CONTROL OF THE ACFT, REDUCED POWER AND ENTERED A DOWNWIND FOR A CROSS RWY. THE REAR SEAT PLT REPORTED TROUBLE SEEING THE INSTRUMENT PANEL BECAUSE HIS VIEW WAS OBSTRUCTED BY THE FRONT SEAT OCCUPANT. THE PLT FELT THE ACFT WAS SLOW AS IT APPROACHED THE RWY AND HE ADDED PWR; HOWEVER, THE ACFT STALLED AT ABOUT 30 FT AGL, TOO LOW TO RECOVER. INVESTIGATION REVEALED THE RT REAR FASTENER WAS WORN AND BOTH PLTS WERE AWARE OF THE CONDITION PRIOR TO TAKEOFF.

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

DOOR,INSPECTION..OPEN

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

STALL..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

OPERATION WITH KNOWN DEFICIENCIES IN EQUIPMENT..PILOT IN COMMAND

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