NTSB Identification: MKC84FA164.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 24735.
Accident occurred Sunday, June 10, 1984 in SATANTA, KS
Aircraft: PIPER PA-25-235, registration: N4452Y
Injuries: 1 Serious.

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.

AFTER MAKING A SWATH RUN, THE PLT INITIATED A TURN-AROUND IN A DOWNWIND DIRECTION. DURING THE TURN, A WING DROPPED & THE ACFT ENTERED A DESCENT & STRUCK THE GROUND, NOSE 1ST. IT THEN BOUNCED & TRAVELED ANOTHER 53 FT BEFORE STOPPING & BURSTING INTO FLAMES. THE FLAMES SPREAD QUICKLY FORM A RUPTURED FUEL TANK, BUT THE STRONG WIND KEPT THE FLAMES FROM ENGULFING THE PLT COMPARTMENT. THE OPERATOR, WHO WAS ACTING AS A FLAGMAN, PULLED THE PLT FROM THE PLANE & TOOK HIM TO THE HOSPITAL. IN ADDITION TO SERIOUS IMPACT INJURIES, THE PLT WAS TREATED FOR PARATHION POISONING.

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

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