NTSB Identification: LAX92LA207.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 47506.
Accident occurred Friday, May 08, 1992 in PERRIS, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/14/1993
Aircraft: LAWRENCE H. MACEY QUICKSILVER GT500, registration: N16LM
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.

A FLIGHT INSTRUCTOR-WITNESS OBSERVED THE ACCIDENT PILOT CRUISING HIS EXPERIMENTAL AIRPLANE AT ABOUT 600 FEET ABOVE GROUND LEVEL. ACCORDING TO THE WITNESS, THE AIRPLANE GRADUALLY NOSED OVER AND DESCENDED 'STRAIGHT TOWARD THE GROUND.' THERE WAS NO REPORT OF ANY OTHER AIR TRAFFIC IN THE VICINITY. THE SKY WAS CLEAR AND THE WIND WAS LIGHT AND VARIABLE. NO EVIDENCE WAS FOUND OF ANY PRE-IMPACT MECHANICAL MALFUNCTION, AND THE ENGINE APPEARED CAPABLE OF OPERATION. THE TERRAIN IN THE VICINITY OF THE ACCIDENT SITE CONSISTED OF AN OPEN FIELD. THE REASON THE PILOT FAILED TO MAINTAIN CONTROL OF HIS AIRPLANE WAS NOT ESTABLISHED.

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

THE PILOT'S FAILURE TO MAINTAIN CONTROL OF HIS AIRPLANE FOR UNDETERMINED REASONS.

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