NTSB Identification: MIA85LA006.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 26481.
Accident occurred Saturday, October 13, 1984 in MILES CITY, FL
Aircraft: PIPER J3C-65, registration: N35965
Injuries: 1 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.

ACCORDING TO THE PLT THE ACFT BECAME UNCONTROLLABLE SHORTLY AFTER TAKEOFF WHEN IT ENCOUNTERED ROTOR DOWNWASH GENERATED BY A DEPARTING HELICOPTER. INITIAL IMPACT OCCURRED WITH A TREE 200 FT LEFT OF THE RWY. POST CRASH FIRE DESTROYED THE WRECKAGE.

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

DESCENT..UNCONTROLLED..PILOT IN COMMAND



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