NTSB Identification: NYC85FNC06.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 29087.
Accident occurred Sunday, July 21, 1985 in MOULTONBORO, NH
Aircraft: PIPER PA-11, registration: N4810M
Injuries: 3 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.

THE 65 HP ACFT TOOK OFF FROM A COVE AND DURING A TURN AT ABOUT 150 FT AGL THE ACFT NOSED DWN AFTER ROLLING RT. THE ACFT STRUCK THE WATER IN A STEEP NOSE DOWN ATTITUDE. ACCORDING TO WITNESSES, THE BNG WAS RUNNING NORMALLY DURING THE CLIMB AND DESCENT. NO MECHANICAL DISCREPANCIES WERE NOTED. ONE WITNESS SAID HE HAD ALMOST REPORTED THE PLT FOR LOW FLYING AND TREE TOP MANEUVERS ON PREVIOUS FLTS IN THE AREA.

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:

MANEUVER..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

PROPER CLIMB RATE..NOT ATTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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:

STALL..UNCONTROLLED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE IN TYPE OF AIRCRAFT..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..WATER,GLASSY

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