NTSB Identification: ATL85FMG03.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 27592.
Accident occurred Saturday, March 02, 1985 in DURHAM, NC
Aircraft: PITTS S1C, registration: N4691
Injuries: 1 Minor.

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 REPORTED HE PUT THE ACFT IN A STEEP BANK SHORTLY AFTER TAKEOFF TO VIEW HIS SON WHO WAS ON THE GROUND. HE STATED HE FAILED TO APPLY BACK PRESSURE AND THE ACFT CONTACTED TREES OFF THE END OF THE RWY. THE ACFT THEN IMPACTED THE GORUND.

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

PROPER ALTITUDE..NOT OBTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

CLEARANCE..NOT OBTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

DIVERTED ATTENTION..PILOT IN COMMAND

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