NTSB Identification: NYC85FGM05.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 28905.
Accident occurred Friday, August 02, 1985 in ZELIENOPLE, PA
Aircraft: JAMES POSTLEWAIT RV-4, registration: N85JP
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.

A WITNESS REPORTED THAT WHEN THE ACFT WAS DEPARTING, THE TAKEOFF RUN & BEGINNING OF THE CLIMB APPEARED TO BE NORMAL. HOWEVER, AT ABOUT 300 TO 400 FT AGL, THE LEFT WING DROPPED & THE ACFT PIVOTED TO THE LEFT, THEN THE PLANE CRASHED IN A STEEP NOSE DOWN DESCENT. NO PREIMPACT PART FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION WAS FOUND.

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:

STALL..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND

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