NTSB Identification: CHI87FA012.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 32883.
Accident occurred Saturday, October 25, 1986 in INT'L FALLS, MN
Aircraft: PIPER PA-18-150, registration: N4875A
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.

THE ACFT WAS OBSERVED MANEUVERING OVER THE PASSENGERS HOUSE JUST PRIOR TO THE ACCIDENT. THE PLT CIRCLED THE RESIDENCE WITH THE ACFT WINGS ALMOST PERPENDICULAR TO THE GROUND AT AN ALT BETWEEN 150 AND 200 FT AGL. ACCORDING TO WITNESSES, AS THE WINGS REACHED THE PERPENDICULAR POSITION, THE ACFT ENTERED A SPIRAL AND DESCENDED TO GROUND IMPACT.

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

PROPER ALTITUDE..NOT USED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

OVERCONFIDENCE IN PERSONAL ABILITY..PILOT IN COMMAND

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/SPIN..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OSTENTATIOUS DISPLAY..PILOT IN COMMAND

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