NTSB Identification: LAX96LA037.
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Accident occurred Friday, November 03, 1995 in RICHVALE, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/21/1996
Aircraft: NORTH AMERICAN AT-6D, registration: N1049A
Injuries: 1 Fatal.

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THE PILOT TOOK OFF FROM THE AIRPORT TO THE NORTH, DID A PULL-UP COURSE REVERSAL AND THEN FLEW SOUTHBOUND OVER THE RUNWAY. AT THE SOUTH END OF THE RUNWAY HE MADE A RIGHT-HAND CLIMBING TURN TO A NORTHERLY HEADING AND COMMENCED AN AILERON ROLL. DURING THE ROLL THE NOSE OF THE AIRCRAFT DROPPED AND THE AIRCRAFT DESCENDED WITH INSUFFICIENT ALTITUDE TO RECOVER. IT IMPACTED THE GROUND IN A UPRIGHT, WINGS LEVEL, NOSE-LOW ATTITUDE AND BURNED ON IMPACT. WITNESSES REPORTED THAT THE ENGINE SOUNDED NORMAL THROUGHOUT THE FLIGHT.

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

the attempt by the pilot to execute an aerobatic maneuver with inadequate altitude to effect recovery before impacting terrain.

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