NTSB Identification: MIA84FA049.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 22819.
Accident occurred Thursday, December 22, 1983 in FT. LAUDERDALE, FL
Aircraft: PIPER PA-12, registration: N7510H
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 ACFT CRASHED ON THE ARPT IN A STEEP NOSE DOWN ATTITUDE AFTER DROPPING A BANNER IT WAS TOWING. THE PLT WAVED TO THE GROUND PERSONNEL AND TURNED IN A 60 DEGREE BANK NOSE HIGH TURN. AFTER 180 DEGREES OF TURN THE ACFT STALLED, THE NOSEFELL THROUGH AND THE ACFT DOVE TO THE GROUND FROM ABOUT 150 FT AGL. THE ACFT CAME TO REST 60 FT FROM INITIAL IMPACT POINT WITH THE AFT FUSELAGE AND EMPENNAGE EXTENDING UPWARD ABOUT 40 DEGREES FROM HORIZONTAL. THE EMPLOYER OF THE PLT HAD DISCUSSED HIS STEEP TURNS AND ASKED HIM TO WIDEN HIS PATTERN FOR SAFETY ONLY A FEW DAYS BEFORE THE ACCIDENT. EXAMINATION OF THE WRECKAGE REVEALED NO EVIDENCE OF PRE-IMPACT FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION OF THE AIRCRAFT.

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

AIRCRAFT PERFORMANCE,CLIMB CAPABILITY..EXCEEDED

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

MANEUVER..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

STALL..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

PROCEDURES/DIRECTIVES..DISREGARDED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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