NTSB Identification: FTW84FA060.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 23489.
Accident occurred Wednesday, November 16, 1983 in LAKEVIEW, AR
Aircraft: PIPER PA-38-112, registration: N2432K
Injuries: 1 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 STUDENT PLT HAD RENTED THE ACFT TO PRACTICE BASIC MANEUVERS PRIOR TO A FLT SCHEDULED THE FOLLOWING DAY WITH HIS INSTRUCTOR TO RECEIVE HIS ENDORSEMENT FOR A CHECK RIDE. WITNESSES IN THE AREA OBSERVED THE ACFT PRACTICING STALLS, & ON THE FINAL MANEUVER, THE ACFT ENTERED A RIGHT SPIN WHICH CONTINUED UNCORRECTED UNTIL IMPACT WITH THE WATER. AS THE ACFT ENTERED THE SPIN, THE PLT CALLED ON THE UNICOM 'MAC(FBO OPERATOR) I'M IN TROUBLE, I'M IN A SPIN, I'M GOING DOWN.' THE FBO OPERATOR RAN TO THE UNICOM & TRIED TO TALK THE PLT OUT OF THE SPIN. WITNESSES OBSERVED THE ACFT SPIN A MINIMUM OF 8 TO 10 TURNS PRIOR TO IMPACT. NO EVIDENCE WAS FOUND IN THE PLT'S LOGBOOK TO INDICATE THAT HE EVER RECEIVED A DEMONSTRATION OF, OR TRAINING IN, SPIN RECOVERY.

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

STALL/SPIN..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

REMEDIAL ACTION..NOT UNDERSTOOD..PILOT IN COMMAND

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