NTSB Identification: SEA85FA036.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 26940.
Accident occurred Tuesday, December 25, 1984 in IMLAY, NV
Aircraft: PIPER PA-18-150, registration: N9659P
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.

PLT WAS REPORTEDLY ENGAGED IN AERIAL COYOTE HUNTING, WITNESSES OBSERVED ACFT OF THIS DESCRIPTION FLYING LOW AND SLOW IN VICINITY BUT THERE WERE NO EYEWITNESSES TO THE CRASH. INVESTIGATION REVEALED ACFT IMPACTED GROUND UPRIGHT WITH HIGH VERTICAL DESCENT RATE. NO MALFUNCTION OR FAILURE FOUND IN ACFT STRUCTURE, POWER PLANT OR SYSTEMS.

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

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

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