NTSB Identification: LAX93LA100.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 52216.
Accident occurred Friday, January 22, 1993 in FOUNTAIN HILLS, AZ
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/25/1993
Aircraft: WOHLERS STEEN SKYBOLT, registration: N8LW
Injuries: 1 Fatal.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

FIVE WITNESSES WERE ON A BLUFF OVER LOOKING THE CREEK BED WHERE THE ACCIDENT OCCURRED. THEY OBSERVED THE AIRCRAFT PERFORMING LOW LEVEL AEROBATICS OVER THE CREEK BED AT AN ALTITUDE THEY ESTIMATED TO BE BETWEEN 100 AND 300 FEET AGL. THE AIRCRAFT ENTERED A RIGHT AILERON ROLL AND COLLIDED WITH THE GROUND IN AN INVERTED ATTITUDE PRIOR TO RECOVERY.

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

THE PILOT'S INITIATION OF A LOW LEVEL AEROBATIC MANEUVER AT AN ALTITUDE INSUFFICIENT TO ENSURE ADEQUATE TERRAIN CLEARANCE.

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