NTSB Identification: ATL88FA123.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 36363.
Accident occurred Tuesday, March 22, 1988 in SEVIERVILLE, TN
Probable Cause Approval Date: 06/09/1989
Aircraft: BEECH C23, registration: N9272S
Injuries: 4 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 AIRCRAFT WAS NOT CERTIFIED FOR ACROBATIC FLIGHT. ACCORDING TO SEVERAL WITNESSES THE PILOT WAS PRACTICING ACROBATICS WITH THREE PASSENGERS ON BOARD. THE PILOT LOST CONTROL OF THE AIRCRAFT AND DID NOT RECOVER.

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

ALTITUDE..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

STALL..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

AEROBATICS..ATTEMPTED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

JUDGMENT..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..DIRT BANK/RISING EMBANKMENT


Contributing Factors

LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE IN TYPE OF AIRCRAFT..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OVERCONFIDENCE IN PERSONAL ABILITY..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OSTENTATIOUS DISPLAY..PILOT IN COMMAND

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