NTSB Identification: FTW84FA050.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 23673.
Accident occurred Sunday, November 13, 1983 in DEVERS, TX
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-161, registration: N8092Z
Injuries: 3 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.

THE ACFT COLLIDED WITH TREES WHILE MANEUVERING AT A VERY LOW ALTITUDE AFTER DARK IN A POPULAR DEER HUNTING AREA. THE ACFT WAS OBSERVED ROLLING INTO STEEP BANK WITH THE ENG 'REVVED UP' THEN SUDDENLY YAWED TOWARD THE GROUND. THE ACFT LIGHTS WERE ON.

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

JUDGMENT..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

BUZZING..PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

ALTITUDE..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..DARK NIGHT

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