NTSB Identification: ATL85FA198.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 28998.
Accident occurred Friday, June 28, 1985 in DOTHAN, AL
Aircraft: PIPER J3C-65, registration: N151A
Injuries: 1 Serious.
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.
A WITNESS RELATED THAT SHE OBSERVED THE ACFT FLYING LOW OVER FIELDS AND TREES. SHE LOST SIGHT OF THE ACFT AS IT WENT AROUND A BEND IN THE ROAD. WHEN SHE ROUNDED THE CURVE SHE SAW THE ACFT NOSE DOWN IN A FIELD WITH THE TAIL POINTED VIRTUALLY STRAIGHT UP. THE PLT SAID THAT HE REMEMBERS NOTHING OF THE ACCIDENT SEQUENCE. ACCORDING TO THE PLT THE LAST THING HE REMEMBERS IS FLYING STRAIGHT AND LEVEL AT 90 MPH AT 1000 FT AGL.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:REASON FOR OCCURRENCE UNDETERMINED
BUZZING..PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND
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