NTSB Identification: ATL85LA125.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 28004.
Accident occurred Sunday, March 31, 1985 in BLAIRSVILLE, GA
Aircraft: PIPER J-3C-65, registration: N98760
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

THE PRIVATE PILOT AND HIS STUDENT PLT PASSENGER WERE DEPARTING THE A/P WHEN THE PLT MADE A SHARP TURN DOWNWIND AT ABOUT 100 FT OF ALT. THE A/C MASHED INTO THE GROUND BOUNCED AND LANDED IN SMALL TREES. THE NEAREST REPORTED WINDS WERE RECORDED AT 19 KTS. THE PLT ESTIMATED THE WIND AT ABOUT 10 KTS. THE FBO REPORTED A 20-30 FT KNOLL UP WIND OF THE IMPACT POINT OF THE J-3.

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

ALTITUDE..NOT ATTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

IMPROPER USE OF PROCEDURE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

MANEUVER..PREMATURE..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


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