NTSB Identification: NYC84FA310.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 26702.
Accident occurred Tuesday, September 11, 1984 in NEWBURY, MA
Aircraft: AERONCA 11AC, registration: N85819
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 STUDENT PLT HAD LOGGED APPROXIMATELY 240 HRS OF FLYING TIME. HE WAS NOT CERTIFICATED TO CARRY PAX. WITNESSES STATED THAT THEY OBSERVED THE ACFT DESCEND AT A SLOW AIRSPEED TO AN ALT OF 100 FT. THE ACFT THEN MADE A STEEP BANK TURN TO THE RIGHT AND IMPACTED THE GROUND IN A STEEP NOSE LOW ATTITUDE. A PRIVATE PILOT WITNESS SAID THAT THE ACFT APPEARED TO BE ON AN APPROACH TO LAND ON THE BEACH WHEN THE TURN WAS MADE & THE ACFT SPUN ABOUT 1/2 TURN BEFORE GROUND IMPACT.

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

AIRCRAFT HANDLING..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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:

ALTITUDE..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

STALL/SPIN..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND

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