NTSB Identification: LAX88DVD03.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 36447.
Accident occurred Monday, March 14, 1988 in ANTIOCH, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 06/09/1989
Aircraft: PAXTON RV-3A, registration: N87JP
Injuries: 1 Serious.

WHILE PERFORMING AEROBATIC MANEUVERS, THE AIRCRAFT WAS SEEN TO HAVE ENTERED A SPIN. AT APPROXIMATELY 300 FEET THE AIRCRAFT RECOVERED, HOWEVER, THE LEFT WING WAS SEEN TO BE BENT UPWARD AND THE FIBERGLASS TIP WAS DANGLING FROM THE WING. THE AIRCRAFT IMPACTED THE TERRAIN IN A NEAR LEVEL ATTITUDE.

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

WING,SPAR..OVERLOAD

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

DESIGN STRESS LIMITS OF AIRCRAFT..EXCEEDED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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