NTSB Identification: NYC83FA105.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 23854.
Accident occurred Saturday, April 30, 1983 in FARMINGDALE, NY
Aircraft: PIPER PA-38-112, registration: N2580L
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.

BEFORE THE ACFT TOOK OFF, THE TOWER RECEIVED A RADIO CALL FROM THE PLANE REQUESTING 'IS THERE ANYWAY WE CAN GET A SIMULATED ENG FAILURE AFTER TAKEOFF & LAND DOWNWIND.' THE AIRCREW INDICATED THEY WOULD CLIMB TO 600 FT, THEN BEGIN THE SIMULATED EMERGENCY. THE REQUEST WAS APPROVED. AFTER TAKING OFF ON RWY 19, THE ACFT WAS OBSERVED TO ENTER A LEFT TURN, THEN ENTER A STEEP DIVE, CRASH & BURN. AN EXAM OF THE WRECKAGE REVEALED NO PREIMPACT, MECHANICAL MALFUNCTION OR FAILURE. THE PROPELLER BLADES WERE BENT & 1 BLADE WAS TWISTED.

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

SUPERVISION..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND(CFI)

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

AIRSPEED..NOT MAINTAINED..DUAL STUDENT

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

REMEDIAL ACTION..DELAYED..PILOT IN COMMAND(CFI)

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

STALL..INADVERTENT


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..HIGH WIND


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