NTSB Identification: FTW95FA102.
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Accident occurred Friday, January 27, 1995 in NEEDVILLE, TX
Probable Cause Approval Date: 08/23/1995
Aircraft: Cessna 150L, registration: N1493Q
Injuries: 2 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.

The airplane impacted the ground in a nose-low attitude after an in-flight loss of control while maneuvering at low altitude following a low-level pass over a private airstrip. One witness described seeing the airplane pull up vertically to about 250-300 feet above ground level before pivoting about its center of gravity and descending vertically. Other witnesses described a similar maneuver. The pilot-flying at the time of the accident could not be determined. Examination of the airplane and the engine did not reveal any structural or mechanical anomalies. Impact was near vertical and the wreckage was found in the initial ground scar.

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

Loss of control at an altitude insufficient for recovery after one of the two pilots on board attempted an aerobatic maneuver.

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