NTSB Identification: SEA83FYP01
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, December 18, 1982 in RICHLAND, WA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/18/1983
Aircraft: BURKE-PARKER QUICKIE, registration: N82PB
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.

WITNESSES FIRST OBSERVED THE ACFT PROCEEDING SOUTHBOUND OVER THE DEPARTURE END OF RWY 19 AT AN ALTITUDE OF APPROXIMATELY50 FT. THE ACFT THEN CONTINUED SOUTHBOUND AT TREE-TOP LEVEL FOR APPROXIMATELY 1 MILE IN LEVEL FLT. IT THEN TURNED EASTBOUND & SHORTLY AFTER ROLLING OUT OF THE TURN STRUCK THE TOP BRANCHES OF A SCRUB TREE APPROXIMATELY 115 FT HIGH.

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

JUDGMENT..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

PROPER ALTITUDE..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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