NTSB Identification: MKC83FCQ02
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Sunday, October 17, 1982 in BAXTER SPRINGS, KS
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/17/1983
Aircraft: PIPER PA-22-108, registration: N4581Z
Injuries: 1 Serious.

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.

A WITNESS OBSERVED THE ACFT'S NOSE PITCH UP WHEN THE ACFT WAS ON A RIGHT BASE TURNING FINAL. THE ACFT STARTED TURNING LEFT & HIT THE GROUND.

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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