NTSB Identification: FTW85LA332.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 29581.
Accident occurred Saturday, August 24, 1985 in SAN ANGELO, TX
Aircraft: PIPER AEROSTAR 601P, registration: N8045J
Injuries: 1 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 PLT HAD RECENTLY PURCHASED THE ACFT AND RECEIVED 25 HRS DUAL INSTRUCTION TO COMPLY WITH HIS INSURANCE REQUIREMENTS. SHORTLY THEREAFTER HE WENT OUT SOLO TO PRACTICE STEEP TURNS.HE CLIMBED TO 12,500 FT AND LEVELED OFF. HE THEN ROLLED INTO A 60 DEG LEFT BANK AT 200 KTS AIRSPEED BY APPLYING LEFT AILERON AND BACK PRESSURE. HE THEN APPLIED MODERATE LEFT RUDDER. AT THIS TIME THE NOSE CAME UP, THE RIGHT WING CAME OVER THE TOP, THE NOSE TUCKED DOWN AND THE ACFT ENTERED A STEEP NOSE DOWN SPIN. IN HIS ATTEMPT TO STOP THE SPIN THE PLT SHUT DOWN BOTH ENGS. HE GOT THE SPIN STOPPED AFTER 15 TO 20 TURNS. HE STARTED PULLING THE NOSE UP AND THE STALL BUFFET WAS FELT. ALT WAS 500 FT AGL AT THIS TIME AND HE WASUNABLE TO RESTART THE ENG. HE THEN MADE A GEAR UP LANDING IN A PASTURE WHICH RESULTED IN DESTRUCTION OF THE ACFT.

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

STALL/SPIN..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

POWERPLANT CONTROLS..IMPROPER USE OF..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

WHEELS UP LANDING..INTENTIONAL..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..ROUGH/UNEVEN


Contributing Factors

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

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