NTSB Identification: FTW89LA140.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 40286.
Accident occurred Tuesday, July 18, 1989 in GUEYDAN, LA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 08/22/1990
Aircraft: AERONCA 7AC, registration: N84865
Injuries: 2 Fatal.

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

THE AIRPLANE WAS OBSERVED FLYING OVER THE AIRPORT AT TRAFFIC PATTERN ALTITUDE AND AFTER IT STARTED A LEFT TURN TO A CROSSWIND, IT WENT INTO A TWO TURN LEFT SPIN AND IMPACTED THE GROUND. NO PREIMPACT PROBLEMS COULD BE FOUND WITH THE AIRFRAME OR POWERPLANT DURING THE POST ACCIDENT INSPECTION.

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

THE PILOT'S INADVERTENT SPIN ENTRY AT PATTERN ALTITUDE WHICH RESULTED IN GROUND COLLISION.

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