NTSB Identification: FTW93FA080.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 50150.
Accident occurred Sunday, February 07, 1993 in JEFFERSON, TX
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/03/1993
Aircraft: CESSNA 140, registration: N76970
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.

AFTER TAKEOFF THE PILOT REMAINED IN LEFT TRAFFIC AND EXECUTED A HIGH SPEED LOW PASS AT APPROXIMATELY 10 FEET ABOVE THE RUNWAY. AS THE AIRPLANE APPROACHED THE CENTER OF THE AIRPORT, A SHARP PULL UP TO APPROXIMATELY 250 FEET WAS OBSERVED AS THE AIRPLANE EXECUTED A RAPID ROLL TO THE RIGHT. POWER WAS HEARD BEING ADDED AS THE NOSE PITCHED DOWN NEAR THE COMPLETION OF THE ROLL. THE AIRPLANE IMPACTED IN A WOODED AREA ADJACENT TO THE AIRPORT IN A LEFT WING LOW ATTITUDE. ACCORDING TO FRIENDS, THE PILOT FLEW NORTH AMERICAN P51S DURING WORLD WAR II AND OCCASIONALLY FLEW AEROBATIC EXHIBITIONS AT AIRSHOWS

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

INADVERTENT STALL. A FACTOR WAS THE PILOT'S PERFORMANCE OF AEROBATICS AT LOW ALTITUDE

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