NTSB Identification: FTW92LA150.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 46976.
Accident occurred Friday, June 05, 1992 in WILLS POINT, TX
Probable Cause Approval Date: 06/30/1993
Aircraft: LEWIS-STARDUSTER SA300, registration: N5649
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.

THE PILOT WAS VIEWED BY SEVERAL WITNESSES MANEUVERING HIS AEROBATIC AIRPLANE AT A LOW ALTITUDE OVER OPEN PASTURE LAND. THE AIRPLANE IMPACTED WITH A LARGE BLACK BIRD DURING ONE PASS AND DIRECTIONAL CONTROL WAS LOST. THE AIRPLANE DESCENDED OUT OF CONTROL AND IMPACTED INTO A FIELD. A POST IMPACT FIRE CONSUMED THE AIRFRAME. THE BIRD'S CARCASS WAS LOCATED UNDER THE COCKPIT OF THE INVERTED AIRFRAME.

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

THE PILOT'S INADEQUATE VISUAL LOOKOUT.

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