NTSB Identification: ATL85FA182.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 29142.
Accident occurred Thursday, June 06, 1985 in CARTERSVILLE, GA
Aircraft: PIPER PA-22-108, registration: N5668Z
Injuries: 2 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.

THE CIRCUMSTANCES & PURPOSE OF THE FLT WAS NOT DETERMINED. ACCORDING TO WITNESSES, THE OWNER/STUDENT PLT & ANOTHER PSN, WHO WAS A CERTIFIED MECHANIC & AN INSTRUCTOR PLT, TOOK OFF & ENTERED WHAT APPEARED TO BE A CLOSED TRAFFIC PATTERN FOR RWY 18. THE TRAFFIC PATTERN WAS TERMINATED IN A LOW APCH. DURING THE 2ND CLIMB-OUT, THE ACFT WENT INTO A NOSE-HIGH ATTITUDE, THEN ENTERED A STALL/SPIN & CRASHED. NO PREIMPACT PART FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION WAS FND. THE OWNER/STUDENT'S LAST INDORSEMENT FOR SOLO FLT WAS DATED 6/10/84. ACCORDING TO HIS LOG BOOK, HIS LAST SOLO FLT WAS ON 12/12/84; HOWEVER, THERE WERE 3 ENTRIES FOR N5668Z AFTER THAT ENTRY WITH NO DATE OR FLT TIME LOGGED. THE OWNER/STUDENT WAS PRESUMED TO BE THE PLT-IN-COMMAND. A TOXICOLOGY CHECK OF HIS BLOOD SHOWED AN ALCOHOL LEVEL OF 0.15%. A TEST OF THE OTHER OCCUPANT'S BLOOD WAS NEGATIVE. THE EXTENT TO WHICH THE OTHER OCCUPANT WAS ACTING AS A MECHANIC/OBSERVER OR AN INSTRUCTOR PLT WAS NOT VERIFIED.

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:

IMPAIRMENT(ALCOHOL)..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

SUPERVISION..INADEQUATE..OTHER CREWMEMBER

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

LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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