NTSB Identification: NYC82FNA16
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Tuesday, June 22, 1982 in LINCOLN, RI
Probable Cause Approval Date: 06/22/1983
Aircraft: DAVIS DA-2A, registration: N2281Z
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 PILOT WAS ON A LOCAL PLEASURE FLIGHT TO SEE THAT THE AIRCRAFT WAS FUNCTIONING PROPERLY AFTER A ROUTINE INSPECTION. JUST PRIOR TO THE ACCIDENT, WITNESSES HEARD THE ENGINE SPUTTER, THEN BECOME QUIET. THE PLANE WAS OBSERVED TO CONTINUE STRAIGHT AHEAD FOR ANOTHER 300 TO 400 FT. IT THEN SUDDENLY PLUNGED TO THE GROUND AND CRASHED IN A STEEP DESCENT. A HEAVY ODOR OF FUEL WAS NOTED AT THE CRASH SITE. NO MECHANICAL MALFUNCTION OR FAILURE OF THE ENGINE OR FLIGHT CONTROLS WAS FOUND THAT WOULD HAVE CONTRIBUTED TO THE ACCIDENT.

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

REASON FOR OCCURRENCE UNDETERMINED

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..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND

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