NTSB Identification: DEN83LA194.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 22035.
Accident occurred Sunday, August 21, 1983 in ST. XAVIER, MT
Aircraft: PIPER PA-12, registration: N3351M
Injuries: 1 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.

THE ACFT COLLIDED WITH A FENCE DURING AN ATTEMPTED GO-AROUND IN A FIELD WHICH WAS ESTIMATED TO BE 500 FT LONG. THE WIND WAS CALM AND THE DENSITY ALT WAS CALCULATED TO BE 4900 FT. AFTER LANDING AND ROLLING 300 FT THE PLT DECIDED HE WOULD NOT BE ABLE TO STOP. HE APPLIED POWER TO GO-AROUND AND THE ENGINE COUGHED AND SPUTTERED. AFTER BECOMING AIRBORNE THE ENGINE COUGHED AGAIN. AT THE END OF THE FIELD THE LANDING GEAR OF THE ACFT HIT A FENCE POST AND THE ACFT NOSED OVER.

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

UNSUITABLE TERRAIN OR TAKEOFF/LANDING/TAXI AREA..SELECTED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

GO-AROUND..DELAYED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

DISTANCE..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

JUDGMENT..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..FENCE


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..HIGH DENSITY ALTITUDE

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