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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 133071
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Date:04-SEP-1995
Time:19:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic PA11 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-11
Owner/operator:George Christensen
Registration: N70613
MSN: 54037L8
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Badger, SD -   United States of America
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Private
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
On September 4, 1995, at 1900 central daylight time, a Piper PA- 11, N70613, was destroyed when it impacted the terrain in Badger, South Dakota. The pilot, who was seriously injured, was maneuvering the airplane in a steep turn when the airplane stalled. The passenger was also seriously injured. The 14 CFR Part 91 flight had departed a private airstrip in Badger, South Dakota, on a local flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time of the accident and no flight plan was filed.

The pilot reported that he was out checking crops on private land. He reported that he made a right turn too steep and stalled the airplane. He did not have sufficient altitude to recover.

The pilot also reported that he did not have a current biennial flight review.
PROBABLE CAUSE:the pilot's failure to maintain adequate airspeed while making a steep right turn. A contributing factor was the insufficient altitude needed to make a recovery.

Sources:

NTSB id 20001207X04448


Revision history:

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21-Dec-2016 19:25 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]

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