NTSB Identification: MIA84FA170.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 24777.
Accident occurred Wednesday, May 23, 1984 in ST.PETERSBURG, FL
Aircraft: PIPER PA-38-112, registration: N2552A
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 WITNESSES, THE PLT DID AT LEAST ONE COMPLETE ROLL PRIOR TO THE ACCIDENT. THEY STATED THAT AFTER ROLLING AT ABOUT 100 FT ABOVE THE WATER & PARALLEL TO THE BEACH, THE ACFT APPEARED TO BANK VERY STEEPLY TO THE LEFT, THEN PITCH DOWN INTO THE WATER. THE WRECKAGE WAS RECOVERED ON 5/25/84. AN EXAM OF THE WRECKAGE FAILED TO DISCLOSE ANY PRE-EXISTING FAULTS OR FAILURES OF THE ENG, AIRFRAME, OR CONTROL SYSTEM.
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
AEROBATICS..INITIATED..PILOT IN COMMAND
ALTITUDE..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND
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