NTSB Identification: FTW82FPG14
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Sunday, June 06, 1982 in LEHI, AR
Probable Cause Approval Date: 06/06/1983
Aircraft: AERONCA 7AC, registration: N83654
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 BELIEVED TO HAVE DEPARTED THE WEST MEMPHIS ARPT AT APPROXIMATELY 1900. THE ACFT WAS FOUND AT APPROXIMATELY 2000 IN AN OPEN FIELD 2 MI SW OF THE ARPT. THE ACFT HAD COLLIDED WITH THE GROUND VERY HARD IN A NOSE DOWN CONDITION. NEITHER OCCUPANT POSSESSED A PILOT CERTIFICATE ALTHOUGH THE PLT IN THE FRONT SEAT WAS ISSUED A 3RD CLASS MEDICAL/STUDENTPLT CERTIFICATE ON 3/23/76. HE HAD ALSO RECENTLY PURCHASED THE ACFT ON 4/7/82. THE PLT'S BLOOD ALCOHOL LEVEL WAS 179 MG% & THE PASSENGER'S BLOOD ALCOHOL LEVEL WAS 83 MG%.

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

AIRCRAFT HANDLING..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

IMPAIRMENT(ALCOHOL)..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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