NTSB Identification: MKC90DCJ01.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 42127.
Accident occurred Saturday, June 16, 1990 in BRAINARD, NE
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/21/1992
Aircraft: K. W. JEFFERS VARIEZE, registration: N3KJ
Injuries: 1 Fatal.

AFTER MAKING A LOW, HIGH SPEED PASS, OVER A PRIVATE AIRSTRIP, THE HOMEBUILT ACFT WAS OBSERVED TO PULL UP, ROLL TO THE LEFT ABOUT 180 DEGREES TO AN INVERTED ATTITUDE, THEN DESCEND ALMOST VERTICALLY TO THE TERRAIN. NO MECHANICAL MALFUNCTIONS OR DEFECTS WERE DISCOVERED IN THE POST ACCIDENT INVESTIGATION.

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

PILOT USED POOR JUDGEMENT IN ATTEMPTING AEROBATICS WITH INADEQUATE ALTITUDE WHICH RESULTED IN LOSS OF AIRCRAFT CONTROL. CONTRIBUTING FACTORS WERE A LOW PASS PERFORMED, OVER CONFIDENCE IN PERSONAL ABILITY AND OSTENTATIOUS DISPLAY BY THE PIC.

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