NTSB Identification: FTW91DRA06.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 44720.
Accident occurred Wednesday, July 10, 1991 in WOODBRANCH, TX
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/24/1993
Aircraft: MORRISON-KEITEL VOLKSPLANE-1, registration: N37898
Injuries: 1 Fatal.

WITNESSES STATED THAT THEY OBSERVED THE AIRPLANE CIRCLING ABOVE TREES PRIOR TO THE ACCIDENT AND SOME OF THE WITNESSES STATED THAT THEY HEARD THE ENGINE 'SPUTTERING.' THE AIRPLANE COLLIDED WITH TREES, ROLLED INVERTED, AND SUBSEQUENTLY IMPACTED THE GROUND IN A 45 DEGREE NOSE DOWN, WINGS LEVEL ATTITUDE. NO EVIDENCE OF PRE-IMPACT AIRFRAME FAILURE WAS FOUND AND NO DETERMINATION WAS MADE AS TO ENGINE OPERATION AT THE TIME OF THE ACCIDENT. THE PILOT HAD LOGGED ABOUT 12 HOURS IN THE ACCIDENT AIRPLANE, ONE OF WHICH WAS IN THE 90 DAYS PRECEDING THE ACCIDENT.

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

THE AIRPLANE'S COLLISION WITH TREES FOR UNDETERMINED REASONS.

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