NTSB Identification: CHI82FA255
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Sunday, July 18, 1982 in PINE VALLEY TOW, WI
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/18/1983
Aircraft: AERONCA 7AC, registration: N85580
Injuries: 2 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 ACFT WAS OBSERVED FLYING AT A LOW ALTITUDE TO A POINT 1/4 MI NE OF THE TOWN OVER A WOODED AREA & BEGAN A TURN TO THE LEFT. DURING THE TURN THE BANK CONTINUED TO INCREASE & THEN THE NOSE DROPPED & THE ACFT DESCENDED STEEPLY INTO THE TREES. THE POLICE REPORTED THAT WHILE THEY WERE AT THE ACCIDENT SITE THEY OBSERVED NUMEROUS DEER IN THE WOODS. 300 FT NORTH OF THE ACCIDENT SITE WAS AN OPEN FIELD.

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


Contributing Factors

PROPER ALTITUDE..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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