NTSB Identification: MIA91FA123.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 44136.
Accident occurred Tuesday, April 16, 1991 in LAKE APOPKA, FL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/31/1993
Aircraft: WACO ASO, registration: NC7091
Injuries: 3 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.

THE PURPOSE OF THE FLIGHT WAS TO FLY OVER A LAKE AND OBSERVE ALLIGATORS. A WITNESS OBSERVED THE BIPLANE DIVING AT THE LAKE AND PULLING UP MULTIPLE TIMES. ON THE LAST PULL UP THE AIRPLANE SLOWED AND ENTERED A SPIN AT AN ALTITUDE TOO LOW TO ALLOW FOR RECOVERY. THE AIRPLANE COLLIDED WITH THE LAKE.

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

AN INADVERTENT STALL AND SPIN AT AN ALTITUDE THAT PRECLUDED RECOVERY.

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