NTSB Identification: CHI99LA344.
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Accident occurred Sunday, September 19, 1999 in ATLANTA, KS
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/02/2001
Aircraft: Bellanca 8KCAB, registration: N5532K
Injuries: 1 Fatal,1 Serious.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

The aircraft was destroyed when it impacted the terrain. Two witnesses to the accident stated that the aircraft was performing aerobatic maneuvers and then did a fly by. One witness stated that the aircraft then pulled up and performed a roll. The other witness stated that the aircraft pulled up and started a left turn. Both witnesses described seeing the aircraft descending '... out of control.' Both witnesses also stated that the engine sounded as if it was producing power prior to the accident. An on scene examination failed to reveal any preexisting anomalies with respect to the airplane. The pilot and passenger were not wearing parachutes during the flight.

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

the pilots failure to maintain control of the aircraft. Factors were the aerobatic maneuvers performed by the pilot and the low altitude.

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