NTSB Identification: FTW85LA200.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 28389.
Accident occurred Thursday, April 25, 1985 in SULPHUR, LA
Aircraft: PIPER J-3C-65, registration: N3475K
Injuries: 1 Minor.

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 PILOT STATED HE HAD TAKEN OFF TO THE SOUTH INTO THE WIND. HE MADE A TURN TO THE WEST TO CLEAR TREES. AT ABOUT 150 FEET THE AIRCRAFTS CLIMB ABILITY DETERIORATED SO HE TURNED BACK INTO THE WIND BUT THE NOSE DROPPED STALLED AND THE AIRCRAFT ENTERED A SPIN. THE PILOT TRIED TO RECOVER BUT WAS UNSUCCESSFUL WITH THE AIRCRAFT IMPACTING IN A PLOWED FIELD.

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

AIRCRAFT HANDLING..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

REMEDIAL ACTION..ATTEMPTED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE IN TYPE OF AIRCRAFT..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..UNFAVORABLE WIND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..PRECIPITATION STATIC CONDITIONS

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