NTSB Identification: ATL82FIG08
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Sunday, June 13, 1982 in OCEAN CITY, MD
Probable Cause Approval Date: 06/13/1983
Aircraft: AERONCA C-3, registration: N16270
Injuries: 1 Serious,1 Minor.

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 AIRCRAFT WAS OBSERVED TAKING OFF ON RUNWAY 14 UNDER A 700 FT CEILING. IT CLIMBED TO ABOUT 100 FT AGL, AND WHILE STILL OVER THE RUNWAY, IT BEGAN A LEFT TURN AND STARTED LOSING ALTITUDE. THE PILOT REPORTED THAT DURING THE TAKEOFF, HE HAD THROTTLED BACK AND TURNED NORTH. HE STATED THAT HE NOTICED HE WAS LOW AND ADDED POWER, BUT DID NOT REMEMBER ANYTHING AFTER THAT. HE BELIEVED THAT THE PLANE STALLED AND BEGAN TO SPIN. THE AIRCRAFT CRASHED IN A MARSH ABOUT 1/4 MILE NORTHEAST OF THE AIRPORT. AN EXAMINATION OF THE ENGINE REVEALED NO PREIMPACT MALFUNCTION OR FAILURE.

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/SPIN..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

LACK OF FAMILIARITY WITH AIRCRAFT..PILOT IN COMMAND


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