NTSB Identification: SEA84FA055.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 23527.
Accident occurred Wednesday, February 15, 1984 in HAINES, AK
Aircraft: PIPER J3C-65S, registration: N88327
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.

ACCORDING TO A WITNESS THE ACFT MADE AN INTERSECTION TAKEOFF AND IMMEDIATELY STARTED AN ALMOST VERTICAL CLIMB. AT ABOUT 300 FT AGL THE ACFT WINGED OVER TO THE LEFT AND DOVE INTO THE GROUND 100 FT FROM THE RWY CENTER AND NEAR THE UPWIND END.THE HORIZONTAL STABILIZER TRIM WAS FOUND IN A SLIGHTLY NOSE UP POSITION. NO EVIDENCE OF ANY FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION OF THE ACFT WAS NOTED DURING THE INVESTIGATION. A GROSS EXTERNAL AUTOPSY OF THE PLT DISCLOSED NO EVIDENCE OF PRE-IMPACT IMPAIRMENT OF HIS ABILITY TO OPERATE THE ACFT.

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


Contributing Factors

CLIMB..EXCESSIVE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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