NTSB Identification: CHI85LA196.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 30330.
Accident occurred Saturday, May 11, 1985 in CONNEAUT, OH
Aircraft: PIPER J3C-65, registration: N42454
Injuries: 2 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 PLT STATED THAT HE ELECTED TO BEGIN HIS TAKEOFF ROLL 300 FT DOWN THE RWY DUE TO A MUD HOLE LOCATED AT THAT POINT. DURING HIS INITIAL CLIMB, THE PLT BELIEVED THE ACFT MIGHT NOT CLEAR TREES AT THE DEPARTURE END OF THE RWY & ELECTED TO TURN RIGHT IN AN ATTEMPT TO AVOID THE OBSTRUCTIONS. SUBSEQUENTLY, THE ACFT STALLED AT APRX 50 FT AGL & CRASHED.

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

PREFLIGHT PLANNING/PREPARATION..INADEQUATE..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

AIRPORT FACILITIES,RUNWAY/LANDING AREA CONDITION



Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..HIGH OBSTRUCTION(S)



Contributing Factors

LACK OF RECENT EXPERIENCE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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