NTSB Identification: FTW83LA306.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 23282.
Accident occurred Wednesday, June 29, 1983 in EL PASO, TX
Aircraft: PIPER PA-12, registration: N3483M
Injuries: 1 Minor.

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

THE PLT WAS PRACTICING TOUCH-&-GO LANDINGS & STATED THAT HE HAD BEEN FLYING WITH THE MIXTURE LEANED. AFTER A LANDING, HE APPLIED FULL THROTTLE, BUT THE ENG COUGHED & SPUTTERED. HE THEN ADVANCE THE MIXTURE TO RICH TO CORRECT THE SITUATION. AT ABOUT THE SAME TIME, THE ACFT VEERED TO THE RIGHT, WENT OFF THE RWY, CONTACTED A SAND DUNE & NOSED OVER. THE PLT HAD JUST TRANSITIONED TO TAILWHEEL EQUIPPED ACFT.

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

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

DIVERTED ATTENTION..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..LOOSE GRAVEL/SANDY


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..ROUGH/UNEVEN

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