NTSB Identification: MIA89LA020.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 37920.
Accident occurred Saturday, October 29, 1988 in LAKE CITY, FL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/28/1989
Aircraft: PARSONS B-8M, registration: N10WP
Injuries: 1 Minor.
NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.
DURING AN AIRSHOW, THE PLT TOOK OFF TO PERFORM A PLANNED 8-SPIN AUTOROTATIVE LANDING FROM AN ALT OF APRX 800 FT. AN FAA INSPECTOR WHO OBSERVED THE ACCIDENT STATED THE FLT ASCENDED TO APRX 650 FT MSL. AFTER CLOSING THE THROTTLE, THE PLT BEGAN THE MANEUVER. WHILE DESCENDING THROUGH ABOUT 100 FT AGL & HAVING COMPLETED 6-SPINS, THE PLT CONTINUED THE MANEUVER. SUBSEQUENTLY, THE ACFT CONTACTED THE GROUND & WAS DAMAGED. ACCORDING TO THE PLT, THE ACFT SPUN TOO LOW FOR PULL-OUT & HIT THE GROUND.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:AUTOROTATION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:ALTITUDE..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND
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