NTSB Identification: FTW84FA114.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 25080.
Accident occurred Wednesday, January 11, 1984 in THROCKMORTON, TX
Aircraft: BELLANCA 7ECA, registration: N8646
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 ACFT CRASHED IN A STEEP LEFT WING DOWN, NOSE DOWN ATTITUDE. THE FLT HAD BEEN FOR THE PURPOSE OF CHECKING OUT THE FRONT SEAT PLT ON PIPE LINE PATROL. THE FRONT SEAT PLT HAD ONLY 22 HRS IN THIS MAKE & MODEL. THE WEATHER WAS VMC AND NO MECHANICAL MALFUNCTIONS OF EQUIPMENT OR PHYSICAL IMPAIRMENT OF THE PLTS WAS FOUND DURING THE INVESTIGATION. THERE ARE NOKNOWN WITNESSES TO THE ACCIDENT. THE ACFT HAD FLOWN ABOUT 1 HOUR SINCE REFUELING WHEN IT CRASHED.

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

AIRCRAFT HANDLING..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

AIRSPEED..NOT MAINTAINED



Contributing Factors

LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE IN TYPE OPERATION..COPILOT/SECOND PILOT

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