NTSB Identification: DEN85FA229.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 29514.
Accident occurred Saturday, August 31, 1985 in PEYTON, CO
Aircraft: PIPER PA-18-150, registration: N14331
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 TWO EXPERIENCED PILOTS TOOK OFF FROM HIGH ALT AIRSTRIP UNDER HIGH DENSITY ALT CONDITIONS. WITNESSES SAID ACFT ENTERED A 60-DEGREE LEFT BANKING TURN. WHEN ACFT HAD COMPLETED 120-DEGREES OF TURN, THE NOSE DROPPED. WITNESSES SAID THE ACFT SIDE-SLIPPED TO THE LEFT AND LOST CONSIDERABLE ALTITUDE. THE ACFT SEEMED TO RECOVER BUT THEN SIDE-SLIPPED TO THE RIGHT. THE ACFT STRUCK THE GROUND, SLID TO THE RIGHT, AND BURST INTO FLAMES.

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

AIRSPEED(VS)..BELOW..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

STALL..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND




Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..GUSTS




Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..HIGH DENSITY ALTITUDE

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