NTSB Identification: MIA85FA038.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 26687.
Accident occurred Saturday, November 17, 1984 in FELLSMERE, FL
Aircraft: PIPER PA-36-300, registration: N3704E
Injuries: 1 Serious.

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.

PLT WAS COMPLETING DOWNWIND TURN WHEN ACFT BEGAN TO SETTLE. PLT FAILED TO USE FULL POWER OR JETTISON THE CHEMICAL LOAD. AS AIRSPEED FELL BELOW MINIMUM STEADY STATE CONTROL SPD, ACFT MUSHED INTO GRND.

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

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


Contributing Factors

AIRCRAFT PERFORMANCE,ROLLING MANEUVERS..LOSS,PARTIAL


Contributing Factors

AIRCRAFT WEIGHT AND BALANCE..EXCEEDED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

POWERPLANT CONTROLS..NOT USED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LOAD JETTISON..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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