NTSB Identification: DEN00FA164.
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Accident occurred Sunday, September 03, 2000 in STEAMBOAT SPG, CO
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/25/2002
Aircraft: North American SNJ-5, registration: N440JG
Injuries: 2 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 accident airplane was one of three airplanes that were to perform two fly-bys for a rodeo. While the airplanes were maneuvering for the second fly-by, the accident airplane was observed entering a snap roll to the right. At the completion of the roll, the airplane was in a 30 to 40 degree nose down attitude. Subsequently, the airplane entered a nose-low spin to the left. The airplane completed approximately 3 rotations and impacted the ground in a level attitude.

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

the pilot's inadvertent entry into a spin while performing aerobatics.

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