NTSB Identification: BFO88FID01.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 35464.
Accident occurred Sunday, February 28, 1988 in WILLIAMSBURG, VA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 04/25/1989
Aircraft: PERKINS CHRISTEN EAGLE II, registration: N115MC
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.

WITNESSES SAW THE ACFT PERFORMING AEROBATICS WHICH INCLUDED LOOPS AND ROLLS. THE ACFT WAS CLIMBING IN A LOOP WHEN IT SUDDENLY PITCHED DOWN AND DESCENDED TO THE GROUND. SOME WITNESSES SAID THE ACFT WAS SPINNING AS IT DESCENDED.

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

AEROBATICS..PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

AIRSPEED(VS)..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

STALL/SPIN..NOT CORRECTED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

ALTITUDE..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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