NTSB Identification: ATL84LA233.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 25900.
Accident occurred Sunday, July 22, 1984 in MORRISON, TN
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-180, registration: N7912N
Injuries: 1 Serious,2 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

THE PLT WAS GIVING FREE RIDES TO HIS FRIENDS. HE WAS ATTEMPTING TO LAND ON RWY 27 WHEN THE 'AIRCRAFT LOST LIFT AT 15 FEET ABOVE THE RWY.' THE ACFT DROPPED TO THE RWY IN A THREE POINT ATTITUDE, THE PLT ADDED POWER TO REGAIN CONTROL. THE LEFT WING TIP AND THE NOSE OF THE ACFT CONTACTED A BEAN CROP ON THE LEFT SIDE OF THE RWY AND THE ACFT NOSEDOVER. EXAMINATION OF THE ACFT AFTER THE ACCIDENT REVEALED THAT THE FLAPS WERE FULL DOWN AND THE CARB HEAT CONTROL WAS IN THE 'HOT' POSITION.

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

FLARE..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

PROPER ALIGNMENT..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..HIGH VEGETATION

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