NTSB Identification: FTW86FA154.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 31483.
Accident occurred Friday, August 29, 1986 in BIG SANDY, MT
Aircraft: PIPER PA-12, registration: N2532M
Injuries: 2 Fatal.

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.

STUDENT PILOT ON UNAUTHORIZED CROSS COUNTRY FLIGHT DEPARTED UNIMPROVED FIELD ON VFR FLIGHT FOR THE PURPOSE OF SPOTTING GAME. WEATHER CONDITIONS IN THE AREA WERE CONDUCIVE FOR LIGHT TO MODERATE TURBULENCE. WITNESSES REPORTED THE ACFT WINGS ROCKED VIOLENTLY AFTER TAKEOFF. THE ACFT THEN ENTERED A STEEP RIGHT TURN AND DESCENDED TO GORUND IMPACT.

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

AIRSPEED(VS)..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

STALL..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

JUDGMENT..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

COMPENSATION FOR WIND CONDITIONS..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OVERCONFIDENCE IN PERSONAL ABILITY..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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