NTSB Identification: DEN87FA037.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 32977.
Accident occurred Friday, December 26, 1986 in LEWISTOWN, MT
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/10/1988
Aircraft: PIPER PA-18-150, registration: N6712L
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.

ON THE MORNING OF THE DAY OF THE ACCIDENT THE PRIVATE PLT/OWNER AND HIS FRIEND TOOK OFF ON AN ALL DAY COYOTE HUNTING FLT. WHEN THE ACFT FAILED TO RETURN THAT EVENING AN AIR AND GROUND SEARCH WAS BEGUN. THE BURNED WRECKAGE OF THE ACFT WAS FOUND 3 DAYS LATER ABOUT 25 MILES NORTHEAST OF LEWISTOWN ON OPEN LEVEL PASTURE LAND. THERE WERE NO WITNESSES TO THE ACCIDENT. INVESTIGATIO REVEALED NO PREIMPACT MALFUNCTION/FAILURE OF THE AIRCRAFT.

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

AIRSPEED..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

ALTITUDE..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

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