NTSB Identification: MIA87FA114.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 33169.
Accident occurred Friday, March 20, 1987 in MIAMI, FL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 04/25/1988
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-140, registration: N726FL
Injuries: 2 Fatal,2 Serious.

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.

THE RECENTLY RATED PRIVATE PILOT TOOK THREE PASSENGERS FOR AN AIRPLANE RIDE IN HIS AIRPLANE THAT WAS OVER GROSS WEIGHT UPON DEPARTURE. DURING THE FLIGHT HE WAS PERFORMING LOW LEVEL DIVES AT TREES WITH RAPID PULL UPS. DURING THE LAST PULL UP THE AIRCRAFT WENT NAGATIVE 'G' FOR A SHORT TIME AND THE ENGINE FAILED. THE PILOT THEN ATTEMPTED TO RESTART THE ENGINE BUT IT DID NOT RESTART. THE CFI IN THE BACK SEAT LEANED FORWARD AND ATTEMPTED TO ASSIST THE PILOT DURING THE FORCED LANDING. THE AIRCRAFT THEN STRUCK A SMALL TREE AND SUBSEQUENTLY A LARGE TREE AND CRASHED.

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

AEROBATICS..PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

OSTENTATIOUS DISPLAY..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

MANEUVER..NOT UNDERSTOOD..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

EMERGENCY PROCEDURE..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)

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