NTSB Identification: DEN82FTA11
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Friday, August 13, 1982 in HARDIN, MI
Probable Cause Approval Date: 08/13/1983
Aircraft: PIPER PA-18, registration: N83620
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 WRECKAGE WAS FOUND 3/4 MI WEST OF THE NW END OF A FARM RWY IN THE APPROXIMATE POSITION OF WHERE A RIGHT TURN WOULD OCCUR FROM THE DOWNWIND LEG TO THE BASE LEG OF A RIGHT PATTERN TO THE SE RWY. THE WRECKAGE SHOWED EVIDENCE OF A RIGHT ROTATIONAL MOMENT AT IMPACT. A WITNESS OBSERVED THE ACFT MAKING SEVERAL TAKEOFFS & LANDINGS PRIOR TO THE ACCIDENT. AT THAT TIME THE PLT WAS OBSERVED IN THE REAR SEAT. AT THE TIME OF THE ACCIDENT THE PLT WAS IN THE FRONT SEAT.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:AIRSPEED..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND
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