NTSB Identification: FTW93FA244.
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Accident occurred Monday, August 23, 1993 in PERRY, OK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/27/1994
Aircraft: BUSBY CELEBRITY, registration: N2828
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.
A PILOT WITNESS OBSERVED THE HOMEBUILT AIRPLANE PERFORMING LOW LEVEL UNCOORDINATED AEROBATICS 100-500 FT AGL. THE AIRPLANE MADE SEVERAL LOW PASSES IN THE VICINITY OF A PRIVATE AIRPORT BEFORE A LOSS OF CONTROL WAS OBSERVED AND THE AIRPLANE IMPACTED THE GROUND. IT WAS LAST OBSERVED ENTERING A STEEP RIGHT BANK FOLLOWED BY THE NOSE DROPPING BELOW THE HORIZON. THE PILOT'S TOXICOLOGY REPORT REVEALED 0.11% ETHYL ALCOHOL IN THE BLOOD.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be: THE PILOT'S FAILURE TO MAINTAIN AIRSPEED DUE TO ALCOHOL IMPAIRMENT. A FACTOR WHICH CONTRIBUTED TO THE ACCIDENT WAS THE PILOT PERFORMING AEROBATICS AT A ALTITUDE INADEQUATE TO RECOVER FROM A STALL. Full narrative available
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