NTSB Identification: DEN83FTM02
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, November 06, 1982 in NEAR HOLDEN, UT
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/06/1983
Aircraft: PIPER J3C-65, registration: N67084
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 STUDENT PILOT AND HIS WIFE HAD FLOWN FROM SALT LAKE CITY TO HOLDEN, UT. ACCORDING TO HIS FATHER, THE PLANE CRASHED IN AN OPEN FIELD WHILE THE PILOT WAS FLYING LOW AND LOOKING FOR A PLACE TO LAND. THE PLANE CRASHED IN AN OPEN GRAIN FIELD IN ABOUT A 15 DEG NOSE DOWN ATTITUDE. THE WRECKAGE REMAINED INTACT AND NO MARKS WERE FOUND TO INDICATE FORWARD MOTION. THE SEATS FAILED DOWNWARD DURING IMPACT AND THE OCCUPANTS RECEIVED SPINAL FRACTURES. THE STUDENT PILOT'S LAST DUAL INSTRUCTION WAS ON 3/28/82 AND HE WAS ENDORSED TO MAKE A CROSS-COUNTRY FLIGHT AT THAT TIME.
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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