Preliminary Accident Reports

July 2000 Issue

April 15, Lanconia, N.H. / Piper Cub

At about 14:00 EDT, a Piper J3C-65 crashed while maneuvering near Lanconia, leaving the two occupants seriously injured. The pilot reportedly took off from his father’s grass field and entered a right turn, 150 feet above the ground. After completing the turn the airplane pitched up, stalled and descended to the ground almost vertically. An investigator said a sample of fuel that was drained from the airplane after the accident was green and “cloudy.” Fuel examined in the gascolator resembled “muddy water.” The airplane had last been fueled in October 1999 and had not been flown since. ...

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