NTSB Identification: NYC84FA057.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 23688.
Accident occurred Saturday, December 17, 1983 in NORTH HAMPTON, NH
Aircraft: PIPER J3C-65, registration: N70779
Injuries: 1 Fatal,1 Serious.

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 STALLED AT ABOUT 100 FT OF ALT AFTER TAKEOFF DURING AN INSTRUCTIONAL FLT. ONE WITNESS SAID THE ACFT TURNED THROUGH 180 DEGREES BEFORE IT COLLIDED WITH THE GROUND IN A NOSE LOW AND RIGHT BANK ATTITUDE. ANOTHER WITNESS SAID HE THOUGHT THE ACFT WAS GOING TO DO A LOOP BEFORE IT TURNED RIGHT AND DOVE TO THE GROUND. THE ENGINE SOUND WAS NORMAL. THE STUDENT PLT HAS NO RECOLLECTION OF THE FLT. HE HAD HIS FIRST SOLO FLT ABOUT A WEEK BEFORE THE ACCIDENT WITH NO SUBSEQUENT FLIGHTS.

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

AIRSPEED..NOT MAINTAINED..DUAL STUDENT

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

SUPERVISION..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND(CFI)

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