NTSB Identification: LAX86FA315.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 34219.
Accident occurred Thursday, August 07, 1986 in PHOENIX, AZ
Probable Cause Approval Date: 02/03/1988
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-140, registration: N8876N
Injuries: 3 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.

THE RECENTLY CERTIFICATED PRIVATE PILOT INITIATED FLT WITH AN OVER LOADED ACFT INTO HIGH DENSITY ALT CONDITIONS. THE ACFT STALLED AS IT MADE A CLIMBING LEFT TURN TO THE CROSSWIND LEG OF THE TRAFFIC PATTERN. THE STALL RESULTED IN AN UNCONTROLLED COLLISION WITH THE GROUND.

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

STALL..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..HIGH DENSITY ALTITUDE


Contributing Factors

PREFLIGHT PLANNING/PREPARATION..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

AIRCRAFT WEIGHT AND BALANCE..EXCESSIVE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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