NTSB Identification: CHI85LA049.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 26279.
Accident occurred Sunday, November 18, 1984 in WILD ROSE, WI
Aircraft: PIPER PA-38-112, registration: N2428L
Injuries: 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 STATED THAT HE WAS FLYING AT 500 FT AGL OVER AN OPEN MARSH THAT IS SURROUNDED BY HIGHER TERRAIN COVERED WITH PINE TREES, LOOKING FOR HIS FATHER WHO WAS HUNTING IN THE AREA. THE PLT CONTINUED TO STATE THAT HE BECAME PREOCCUPIED WITH TRYING TO IDENTIFY A PERSON ON THE GROUND AND THUS WAS NOT WATCHING HIS ALTITUDE. HE ENTERED A CLIMBING LEFT TURN AT WHICH TIME HE HEARD SOMETHING HIT THE ACFT WHICH WAS LATER DETERMINED TO BE A TREE.

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

ALTITUDE..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

VISUAL LOOKOUT..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

CLEARANCE..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND


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