OK, it is raining and foggy here......SO instead of guessing and BSing about what may have happened in fatal accidents which are still under investigation....
.....How about we discuss situations that we living pilots have gone through, so the newbies and wannabes might learn something.
One goof or experience per post and possible solution if known.
Here goes one:
My first hunting circling cross controlled stall. Aka Moose Stall..
Back in 1980s,when we both had hair I was flying a flap-less, small tail, PA-12 and my brother was in the back spotting game. We spotting a rather large and single caribou on a tall ridge top with a a valley on both sides.
Instead of flying the plane, I kept trying to skid the plane around so we could get a photo of this huge racked caribou.
My turns became tighter and tighter and when I kicked the rudders one more time...
Suddenly the tail dropped and then the left wing. For some reason she started to roll over on her back as she started a spin rotation. Fortunately I managed to get the nose down with back stick... and sorta half looped down the hill side... I recovered down in the canyon next to the ridge top. Had it been level ground I would have lawn-darted.
Reasons for my screw-up:
1. I over-loaded the cargo bay and had an aft CG. This makes it very hard to recover from a stall. It probably helped the tail drop out as well.
My screw up.
2. I stopped flying the plane and tried to make the spotter happy. So I skidded the plane which induces drag, and killed air-speed and lift over the wings.
Big time my screw up...
3. I made tighter turns every time the caribou ran under me...
Thus the outer wing had some lift while the inner wing had none and stalled.. Classic spin entry stuff.
Yeap I knew better...
4. I was pretty much one wing straight up and one wing straight down and pulling Gs when the tail dropped. There was no reason to be in that position other than having my head up my butt.
5. I had large tundra tires on that plane and always wondered what the extra drag and air blocking did for her acrobatic capabilities.