NTSB Identification: CHI85LA025.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 26545.
Accident occurred Tuesday, October 23, 1984 in MINNEAPOLIS, MN
Aircraft: PIPER PA-38-112, registration: N9844T
Injuries: 1 Minor.

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

ON INITIAL CLIMB FROM TAKEOFF, THE PLT NOTED THE ENGINE COWLING WAS LOOSE AND VIBRATRING. PLT INITIATED A SHALLOW TURN BACK FOR LANDING BUT PREOCCUPATION WITH THE COWLING CAUSED HIM TO ALLOW THE ACFT TO ENTER A STEEP BANK. DURING THE PLT'S ATTEMPTS TO REDUCE BANK ANGLE, THE STALL WARNING HORN CAME ON. THE PLT'S RESPONSE WAS TO INCREASE BACK PRESSURE ON THE ELEVATOR CONTROL AND APPLY RIGHT RUDDER. THE ACFT STALLED AND DESCENDED TO THE GROUND IN UNCONTROLLED FLIGHT.

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

PULL-UP..EXCESSIVE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

AIRSPEED(VSO)..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND




Contributing Factors

AIRCRAFT PREFLIGHT..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

MISCELLANEOUS..VIBRATION


Contributing Factors

DIVERTED ATTENTION..PILOT IN COMMAND

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