NTSB Identification: SEA82FYP10
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Sunday, July 25, 1982 in TIETON, WA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/25/1983
Aircraft: PIPER PA-22-150, registration: N8741D
Injuries: 2 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.

AFTER TAKEOFF, THE PILOT TURNED TO THE LEFT, BUT THEN HE WAS UNABLE TO CLEAR TREES WHILE CLIMBING OVER RISING TERRAIN. A WITNESS THAT SAW THE PLANE TURN AFTER TAKEOFF STATED THAT MOST AIRPLANES CONTINUE CLIMBING OVER A NEARBY LAKE AND GAIN ALTITUDE BEFORE TURNING. THE DENSITY ALTITUDE WAS ABOUT 4300 FT.

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

DISTANCE..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

AIRSPEED..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

ALTITUDE..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..HIGH DENSITY ALTITUDE


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..RISING


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)

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