NTSB Identification: MKC84FA119.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 24508.
Accident occurred Saturday, April 07, 1984 in MEMPHIS, MO
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28R-201T, registration: N6902C
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 BROKE APART DURING A X-COUNTRY FLT. SOME THUNDERSTORM ACTIVITY & TURBULENCE EXISTED ALONG PARTS OF THE PLANNED ROUTE OF FLT. HOWEVER, THERE WAS NO KNOWN ADVERSE WX IN THE VICINITY OF THE CRASH SITE. ABOUT 25 MI SOUTHWEST AT KIRKSVILLE, MD, THE 0745 CST WX WAS IN PART: 8000 FT SCATTERED, 15,000 FT OVERCAST, VISIBILITY 20 MI, WIND FROM 090 DEG AT 15 KTS. AN EXAM REVEALED THAT BOTH WINGS HAD FAILED UPWARD & AFT & THE STABILATORS HAD FAILED DOWNWARD IN RELATION TO THE ACFT. THE LEFT WING & THE STABILATORS WERE FOUND ABOUT 1-3/4 MI FROM THE MAIN WRECKAGE. THE PLT'S BODY WAS FOUND ABOUT 1/4 MI AWAY. THE PASSENGER WAS FOUND STRAPPED IN THE WRECKAGE.

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

REASON FOR OCCURRENCE UNDETERMINED

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

DESIGN STRESS LIMITS OF AIRCRAFT..EXCEEDED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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