NTSB Identification: DEN84LA062.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 24911.
Accident occurred Thursday, January 05, 1984 in SALT LAKE CITY, UT
Aircraft: PIPER AEROSTAR 601P, registration: N234AD
Injuries: 2 Minor,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 ACFT CRASHED SHORTLY AFTER TAKEOFF IN IMC WEATHER. INVESTIGATION REVEALED THAT FOLLOWING A DISTRACTION FROM A CABIN DOOR BEING LEFT AJAR, COUPLED WITH SOLID IFR FLIGHT CONDITIONS, RESULTED IN THE ACFT ENTERING A STALL PROFILE. THE PLT EXECUTED A FORCED LANDING INTO AN OPEN FIELD. EXAMINATION OF THE ACFT AND ENGINE FAILED TO REVEAL ANY PRE-IMPACT MALFUNCTION OR FAILURE.

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

CHECKLIST..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

DIVERTED ATTENTION..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

IFR PROCEDURE..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

STALL..INADVERTENT..COPILOT/SECOND PILOT

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

SUPERVISION..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

DOOR,EXTERIOR CREW..UNLOCKED


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..FOG


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..SNOW

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