NTSB Identification: ATL83LA203.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 21672.
Accident occurred Saturday, May 28, 1983 in OCEAN CITY, MD
Aircraft: AERONCA C3, registration: N16270
Injuries: 1 Serious.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

AT ABOUT 150 FT AGL AFTER TAKEOFF THE ACFT STALLED. THE PLT PREVIOUSLY HAD AN ACCIDENT WITH THE ACFT ON 6/13/82. SINCE THAT DATE HE HAD RECORDED 17 HRS OF FLT TIME WITH LESS THAN 1 HR IN A J-3 CUB. THE J-3 IS SIMILAR TO THE AERONCA C3 IN SIZE BUT WITH TWICE AS MUCH HORSEPOWER.

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

AIRSPEED..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LACK OF RECENT EXPERIENCE IN TYPE OF AIRCRAFT..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

STALL..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND

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