NTSB Identification: SEA85FA171.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 29041.
Accident occurred Wednesday, July 17, 1985 in GOOSE PRAIRIE, WA
Aircraft: PIPER J3-C-65, registration: N70691
Injuries: 2 Fatal.

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 ACFT CONTACTED TREES WHILE THE PLT WAS PERFORMING LOW LEVEL PASSES OVER A BOY SCOUT CAMP. WITNESSES REPORTED THE PLT MADE THREE PASSES OVER THE CAMP AND DURING ONE OF THOSE PASSES, THE PLT DROPPED A BAG OF CANDY BARS TO THE SCOUTS. THE FOURTH, DURING WHICH THE ACFT CONTACTED TREES, WAS REPORTEDLY MADE AT A SLOW AIRSPEED.

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

IN-FLIGHT PLANNING/DECISION..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

AIRSPEED..INADEQUATE..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

OBJECT..TREE(S)

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