NTSB Identification: FTW82FQD09
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Monday, February 08, 1982 in SANDERSON, TX
Probable Cause Approval Date: 02/08/1983
Aircraft: PIPER PA-18A-150, registration: N2887Z
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 PILOT WAS THE OWNER AND OPERATOR OF THE AIRCRAFT. A SEARCH OF THE FAA AIRMAN AND MEDICAL RECORDS REVEALED NO INDICATION OF A PREVIOUS RATING. DURING TAKEOFF, THE PLANE WAS OBSERVED TO CLIMB TO ABOUT 200 TO 300 FT AGL, THEN NOSE DOWN AND CRASH. THERE WAS NO SIGNIFICANT MOVEMENT AFTER IMPACT. AN INVESTIGATION REVEALED NO EVIDENCE OF A PREEXISTING MALFUNCTION OR FAILURE OF THE AIRFRAME OR ENGINE. THE SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT REPORTED GUSTY WINDS FROM THE NORTHWEST.

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

WEATHER CONDITION..HIGH WIND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..GUSTS


Contributing Factors

INADEQUATE TRAINING..PILOT IN COMMAND

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