NTSB Identification: DEN88FA119.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 36320.
Accident occurred Thursday, June 02, 1988 in MALJAMAR, NM
Probable Cause Approval Date: 06/07/1989
Aircraft: GULFSTREAM AMERICAN AA-5A, registration: N1393R
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.

WHILE IN SLOW FLT AT LOW LEVEL ON A OIL PIPELINE PATROL DEMONSTRATION FLT, THE ACFT ENTERED A LEFT TURN AND, ACCORDING TO WITNESSES, THE NOSE SUDDENLY DROPPED AND THE ACFT CRASHED IN A VERTICAL ATTITUDE. THE ACFT WAS DESTROYED IN THE ACCIDENT AND BOTH OCCUPANTS RECEIVED FATAL INJURIES. THERE WAS NO FIRE. THE INVESTIGATION DISCLOSED NO EVIDENCE OF AIRCRAFT FAILURE.

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..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

ALTITUDE..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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