NTSB Identification: CHI92LA196.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 47170.
Accident occurred Saturday, July 04, 1992 in NAPOLEON, ND
Probable Cause Approval Date: 08/31/1993
Aircraft: LUSCOMBE 8E, registration: N2264K
Injuries: 2 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 PRIVATE PILOT GAVE AIRPORT BYSTANDERS RIDES IN HIS NEWLY PURCHASED AIRPLANE. WITNESSES' DESCRIPTION OF THE FINAL MANEUVER ARE CONSISTENT WITH ENTRY FOR A LOOP OR IMMELMAN. THE AIRPLANE CLIMBED TO THE INVERTED POSITION, FELL OUT OF THE MANEUVER, AND TURNED TWICE COUNTERCLOCKWISE BEFORE GROUND COLLISION.

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

THE PILOT'S FAILURE TO MAINTAIN AIRSPEED ABOVE A STALL.

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