NTSB Identification: FTW89LA095.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 38867.
Accident occurred Sunday, May 21, 1989 in PRYOR, OK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 05/22/1990
Aircraft: AERONCA 65-TAC, registration: N39304
Injuries: 2 Serious.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

ACCORDING TO A WITNESS, THE ACFT TOOK OFF TO THE SOUTH AND TURNED TO THE NORTH MAKING A LOW PASS OVER THE AIRPORT. AS THE ACFT APPROACHED WIRES THE ACFT ENTERED A RIGHT TURN AND STARTED TO SPIN. THE ACFT CONTACTED THE TERRAIN IN A NEAR VERTICAL ATTITUDE AND FLIPPED OVER INTO 18 INCHES OF WATER.

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

THE FAILURE OF THE PILOT TO MAINTAIN AIRSPEED DURING A LOW PASS OVER THE AIRPORT AFTER PULLING UP TO CLEAR WIRES WHICH RESULTED IN A STALL.

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