NTSB Identification: FTW85LA270.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 29545.
Accident occurred Wednesday, July 03, 1985 in GRANBURY, TX
Aircraft: PIPER PA-38, registration: N2342N
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.

THE STUDENT ALLOWED THE AIRSPEED TO DETERIORATE DURING THE INITIAL TAKEOFF CLIMB AND LOST CONTROL OF THE AIRCRAFT AT ABOUT 50 FEET ABOVE THE GROUND. ACCORDING TO THE CFI THE STUDENT THEN FROZE ON THE CONTROLS AND HE (THE CFI) WAS UNABLE TO LOWER THE NOSE TO GAIN SUFFICIENT AIRSPEED FOR RECOVERY. THE AIRCRAFT DESCENDED INTO A FIELD ALONGSIDE THE RUNWAY AND RAN THROUGH A WIRE FENCE.

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

AIRSPEED..NOT MAINTAINED..DUAL STUDENT

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

PANIC..DUAL STUDENT

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

CONTROL INTERFERENCE..IMPROPER..DUAL STUDENT

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

REMEDIAL ACTION..ATTEMPTED..PILOT IN COMMAND(CFI)


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..FENCE

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