NTSB Identification: LAX85LA288.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 29002.
Accident occurred Sunday, June 23, 1985 in GLENDALE, AZ
Aircraft: STARDUSTER II, registration: N17RM
Injuries: 2 Serious.

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 CROSSED THE ARPT AT MIDFIELD AND MADE A LEFT TURN FOR A CLOSE IN DOWNWIND. WITNESSES ESTIMATED THAT HE MADE A 180 DEG DESCENDING TURN TO FINAL. WHILE ON FINAL THE PLT OBSERVED ANOTHER ACFT WHICH WAS ALREADY ON FINAL SLIGHTLY AHEADAND SLIGHTLY BELOW HIS ACFT. THE PLT PERFORMED A HARD PULL UP TO AVOID THE OTHER ACFT AND ALLOWED HIS ACFT TO STALL WITHOUT SUFFICIENT ALT TO EFFECT RECOVERY BEFORE GROUND IMPACT OCCURRED.

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

PULL-UP..EXCESSIVE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

AIRSPEED..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

VISUAL LOOKOUT..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

RADIO COMMUNICATIONS..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT OF OTHER AIRCRAFT

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