NTSB Identification: LAX83LA137.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 20770.
Accident occurred Friday, March 18, 1983 in SAN MANUEL, AZ
Aircraft: TAYLORCRAFT BC12D, registration: N43958
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.

ACCORDING TO THE PILOT, SHE WAS FLYING ABOVE A CANYON AND NOTICED A LOSS OF ALTITUDE. THE BEST RATE OF CLIMB AIRSPEED, 60 MPH, FAILED TO PRODUCE ANY CLIMB, SO THE PILOT BEGAN TO CIRCLE TO GAIN ALTITUDE. 'BEFORE COMPLETION OF THE FIRST CIRCLE THE PLANE LOST SUBSTANTIAL ALTITUDE AND BEGAN TO DIVE. BEING LOW AT THAT POINT, I FELT I HAD NO ALTERNATIVE BUT STEER BETWEEN TWO TREES.'

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

AIRCRAFT PERFORMANCE,CLIMB CAPABILITY..EXCEEDED

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

IN-FLIGHT PLANNING/DECISION..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

PERFORMANCE DATA..DISREGARDED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

STALL..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND

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