NTSB Identification: SEA91FA121.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 44212.
Accident occurred Sunday, June 02, 1991 in NACHES, WA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 02/08/1993
Aircraft: TAYLORCRAFT BC-12-D, registration: N39976
Injuries: 1 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 ACRFT ABRUPTLY PITCHED NOSE DOWN DURING INITIAL CLIMB AFTER TAKEOFF FROM A LAKE, DESCENDED UNCONTROLLED AND IMPACTED WATER. THE POST ACCIDENT MEDICAL EXAM OF THE PILOT REVEALED THE PILOT DIED AS A RESULT OF A STROKE.

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

THE IN FLIGHT PHYSICAL INCAPACITATION OF THE PILOT IN COMMAND.

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