NTSB Identification: CHI84FA376.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 26417.
Accident occurred Monday, September 03, 1984 in OAK GROVE, WI
Aircraft: PIPER PA-18-150, registration: N8042B
Injuries: 3 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 PLT STATED TO THE HOST OF THE PICNIC THAT HE WOULD 'BUZZ THE PARTY A COUPLE OF TIMES.' THE TWO SEAT ACFT HAD THREE OCCUPANTS ABOARD AT THE TIME OF THE ACCIDENT. WITNESSES STATED THAT THE ACFT PASSED OVER THE PICNIC TWICE AT A VERY LOW ALTITUDE. THE ACFT THEN CLIMBED, REVERSED DIRECTION AND DESCENDED BACK TOWARD THE FIELD. THE PLT ATTEMPTED TO FLY BETWEEN TWO TREES BUT THE LEFT WING STRUCK THE TREE. THE ACFT IMPACTED THE GND AND BURNED.

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

JUDGMENT..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

BUZZING..INTENTIONAL..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

OVERCONFIDENCE IN PERSONAL ABILITY..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

CLEARANCE..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


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