NTSB Identification: CHI91DER08.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 44991.
Accident occurred Thursday, June 27, 1991 in ST. HILAIRE, MN
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/28/1992
Aircraft: BELLANCA 8GCBC, registration: N8714V
Injuries: 1 Fatal.

THE PILOT/AIRPLANE OWNER DEPARTED ON A LOCAL FLIGHT TO SURVEY HIS FARM PROPERTY. THE AIRPLANE DESCENDED INTO TERRAIN, IMPACTING IN A GRASSY FIELD ON THE PILOT'S PROPERTY. POST ACCIDENT INVESTIGATION REVEALED NO EVIDENCE OF PRE IMPACT MECHANICAL DIFFICULTY/MALFUNCTION.

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

THE PILOT'S FAILURE TO MAINTAIN SUFFICIENT ALTITUDE WHILE MANEUVERING.

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