NTSB Identification: FTW84FA170.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 24853.
Accident occurred Saturday, March 17, 1984 in BRISTOW, OK
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-180, registration: N7386W
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.

JUST PRIOR TO THE ACCIDENT, THE ACFT WAS OBSERVED TO MAKE A LOW PASS DOWN RWY 35 IN SLOW FLT. THE ACFT THEN ENTERED A STEEP CLIMB AT THE END OF THE RWY TO AN ALT OF 200 TO 300 FT AGL. IT THEN TURNED LEFT ONTO A CROSSWIND LEG OF THE PATTERN, THE LEFT WING DROPPED INTO A STEEP BANK & THE NOSE DROPPED. THE ACFT IMPACTED IN A WHEAT FIELD IN A WINGS LEVEL, SLIGHTLY NOSE-DOWN ATTITUDE WITH A HIGH SINK RATE. AFTER PRINCIPAL IMPACT, THE ACFT SLID 66 FT. NO PREIMPACT PART FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION WAS EVEDENT. AT TULSA, THE 1552 CST WIND WAS FROM 070 DEG AT 7 KTS.

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

WEATHER CONDITION..UNFAVORABLE WIND


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