NTSB Identification: ANC85FA040.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 27723.
Accident occurred Friday, January 25, 1985 in WASILLA, AK
Aircraft: PIPER PA-12, registration: N2399M
Injuries: 1 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.

WITNESSES OBSERVED THE PLT 'BUZZING' A BUILDING & ROLLING THE ACFT ABOUT ITS LONGITUDINAL AXIS. AFTER THE 3RD PASS, IT ENTERED A STEEP BANK, STALLED & PITCHED DOWN INTO A WOODED AREA. THERE WAS EVIDENCE THAT THE ACFT WAS AT LEAST 73 LBS OVER ITS MAX WEIGHT LIMIT. THE CG WAS NOT VERIFIED, BUT THE ELEVATOR TRIM WAS FOUND FULL NOSE DOWN & CARGO WAS FOUND IN A POSITION THAT WOULD HAVE MOVED THE CG AFT. A TOXICOLOGY CHECK REVEALED TRACES OF BENZOYLECGONINE & CANNABINOIDS IN THE PLT'S URINE; HOWEVER, NONE WAS FOUND IN HIS BLOOD.

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

JUDGMENT..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND

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:

STALL..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

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


Contributing Factors

BUZZING..PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

AEROBATICS..PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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