NTSB Identification: NYC90LA143.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 45523.
Accident occurred Saturday, June 30, 1990 in GROTON, CT
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/12/1993
Aircraft: BOEING A75L3, registration: N1205V
Injuries: 1 Fatal.

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 PILOT WAS PERFORMING AT AN AIRSHOW AND MADE A ROLL TO THE LEFT IMMEDIATELY AFTER TAKEOFF. WHILE INVERTED THE AIRPLANE STARTED TO LOOSE ALTITUDE AND CHANGED DIRECTION TO THE RIGHT FROM THE ORIGINAL FLIGHT PATH. THE ROLL CONTINUED ON THE NEW HEADING AND THE AIRPLANE IMPACTED ON A TAXIWAY IN A LEVEL ATTITUDE. THE UPPER LEFT WING AND LANDING GEAR COLLAPSED. NO PROBLEMS WERE FOUND WITH THE ENGINE OR AIRFRAME. WHEN THE AIRPLANE DEVIATED FROM THE ROLL, THERE WAS INSUFFICIENT ALTITUDE FOR RECOVERY.

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

AN IMPACT WITH THE GROUND FOLLOWING AN IMPROPERLY EXECUTED ROLL WITH INSUFFICIENT ALTITUDE FOR RECOVERY. FACTORS RELATED TO THE ACCIDENT WERE IMPROPER USE OF THE FLIGHT CONTROLS BY THE PILOT.

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