NTSB Identification: FTW82FPD09
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, February 20, 1982 in SAINT JO, TX
Probable Cause Approval Date: 02/20/1983
Aircraft: PIPER PA-36-375, registration: N3802E
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.

AFTER TAKING OFF TO THE SOUTH, THE PLANE WAS OBSERVED TO CLIMB TO ABOUT 300 FT AGL, THEN TURN TO THE SOUTHWEST. P0WER WAS REDUCED, AND WITHIN THREE TO FIVE MILES, THE AIRCRAFT WAS TURNED BACK TOWARD THE AIRSTRIP. WHILE APPROACHING THE AIRSTRIP AT ABOUT 500 FT AGL, THE AIRCRAFT WAS OBSERVED TO BANK SHARPLY TO THE LEFT, ENTER A STEEP DESCENT, AND CRASH.

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

AIRSPEED..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

STALL..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..GROUND

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