NTSB Identification: FTW82FQG16
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Wednesday, March 17, 1982 in NEAR STERLING C, TX
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/17/1983
Aircraft: PIPER PA-18-150, registration: N82622
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 PILOT DEPARTED HIS RANCH STRIP REPORTEDLY TO CHECK ON CATTLE. THE PLANE CRASHED ON ROLLING TERRAIN IN A NOSE DOWN, LEFT BANK ATTITUDE AND BURNED. THERE WAS NO INDICATION THAT THE AIRCRAFT MOVED AFTER IMPACT. BOTH PROPELLER BLADES WERE TWISTED AND BENT. NO PREIMPACT FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION WAS FOUND CONCERNING THE AIRCRAFT'S STRUCTURE, CONTROLS, OR POWER PLANT.

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:

DIVERTED ATTENTION..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

STALL/SPIN..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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