NTSB Identification: DEN85LQA03.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 27973.
Accident occurred Thursday, July 04, 1985 in TUCUMCARI, NM
Aircraft: PIPER PA-18A, registration: N1754A
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

ON JULY 4, 1985, AT 1400 MDT, A PIPER PA-18, N1754A, REGISTERED TO TED W. STALLINGS, DEPARTED THE DESIGNATED TAXIWAY AND COLLIDED WITH A CULVERT AT TUCUMCARI MUNICIPAL AIRPORT, TUCUMCARI, NEW MEXICO. THE AIRCRAFT WAS BEING TAXIED FOR THEPURPOSE OF A LOCAL PLEASURE FLIGHT. VISUAL METEOROLOGICAL CONDITIONS PREVAILED AT THAT TIME, AND A FLIGHT PLAN WAS NOT FILED. THE AIRCRAFT WAS SUBSTANTIALLY DAMAGED, AND THE CERTIFICATED PILOT AND HIS PASSENGER WERE NOT INJURED.

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

VISUAL LOOKOUT..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

ACFT/EQUIP INADEQUATE,VISUAL RESTRICTION..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

PROCEDURES/DIRECTIVES..NOT FOLLOWED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

VISUAL/AURAL PERCEPTION..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

CLEARANCE..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..DITCH

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