NTSB Identification: SEA94LA015.
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Accident occurred Sunday, October 10, 1993 in BURNS, OR
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/26/1994
Aircraft: VARGA 2150A, registration: N5074V
Injuries: 1 Fatal.

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WHILE MANEUVERING OVER THE AIRSTRIP AT LOW LEVEL AND HIGH SPEED, WITNESSES OBSERVED THE AIRPLANE SUDDENLY PULL NEARLY STRAIGHT UP AND HOLD A HIGH ANGLE OF ATTACK UNTIL THE AIRPLANE WOULD NOT CLIMB ANY FURTHER. THE NOSE OF THE AIRPLANE THEN DROPPED AND IT STARTED A SPIN TO THE LEFT. THE AIRPLANE REMAINED IN THIS ATTITUDE UNTIL COLLISION WITH THE TERRAIN. NO EVIDENCE WAS FOUND TO INDICATE A MECHANICAL FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION.

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

POOR IN-FLIGHT PLANNING/DECISION AND AN INADVERTENT STALL/SPIN. A FACTOR TO THE ACCIDENT WAS AN EXCESSIVE PULL-UP.

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