NTSB Identification: MIA94LA121.
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Accident occurred Friday, April 15, 1994 in LAKELAND, FL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/30/1995
Aircraft: BACK FORTY DEVELOPMENTS TUNDRA, registration: CIEEU
Injuries: 1 Fatal.

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THE AIRPLANE WAS OBSERVED TO TAKE OFF FROM RUNWAY 9, CLIMB TO 300 FT AGL, LEVEL OFF AT 75-80 KTS, TURN CROSSWIND, DOWNWIND, AND DEPART THE TRAFFIC PATTERN. ABOUT 2-3 SEC AFTER DEPARTING THE TRAFFIC PATTERN, THE LEFT WING DROPPED DOWN ABOUT 30 DEG, AND THE NOSE PITCHED DOWN ABOUT 30 DEG. THE AIRPLANE DESCENDED IN A LEFT SPIRAL UNTIL DISAPPEARING FROM VIEW.

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

In-flight loss of control due to incapacitation (heart attack or stroke) resulting in an in-flight collision with tomato crates and terrain.

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