NTSB Identification: DEN86FTG02.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 32213.
Accident occurred Saturday, September 13, 1986 in ERIE, ND
Aircraft: RARSCH RV-4, registration: N319ER
Injuries: 1 Serious.
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 PLT SAID HE WAS MAKING A SHORT FIELD APCH TO A PRIVATE, SOD, STRIP. HE SAID HE WAS IN A SHALLOW LT BANK ON FINAL APCH WHEN HE NOTICED THE ACFT WAS IN A SLIP AND DESCENDING TOO FAST TO AVOID A COLLISION WITH TREES 500 FT FROM THE APCH END OF THE STRIP. THE ACFT COLLIDED WITH THE TREES AND CRASHED IN A PLOWED FIELD SHORT OF THE RWY.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:PROPER DESCENT RATE..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND
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