NTSB Identification: MKC86FA029.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 29683.
Accident occurred Sunday, November 17, 1985 in OSAGE BEACH, MO
Aircraft: PIPER PA-22-135, registration: N8042C
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.

WITNESSES OBSERVED N80426 LT OF THE FINAL APCH COURSE FOR RWY 14 HEADING TOWARD THE ARPT FOR LANDING. ONE WITNESS SAID THE ACFT WAS AT 300 TO 400 FT AGL WHEN THE NOSE OF THE ACFT ROSE ABRUPTLY, THE LT WING WENT DOWN AND THE ACFT DESCENDED TO THE GROUND. OTHER WITNESSES SAID THE ACFT BANKED SHARPLY TO THE LT AND TURNED ABOUT 180 DEG BEFORE THE NOSE DROPPED. THE ACFT HIT A TREE LIMB IN A NEARLY VERTICLE DESCENT AND THEN IMPACTED THE GROUND. THE ACDT SITE IS 1/2 MI NNW OF THE APCH END OF RWY 14. THE PLT HAD HISTORY OF CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE.

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

STALL/SPIN..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND

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