NTSB Identification: ANC87LA072.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 33325.
Accident occurred Sunday, May 24, 1987 in SOLDOTNA, AK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/10/1988
Aircraft: TAYLORCRAFT BC-12D, registration: N96857
Injuries: 1 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.

THE 280 HOUR PRIVATE PILOT WAS OBSERVED DOING STEEPLY BANKED TURNS IN EXCESS OF 90 DEGREES, INSIDE LOOPS AND OTHER AEROBATIC MANEUVERS, PRIOR TO ENTERING A SPIN AT AN ESTIMATED ALTITUDE OF 1500 TO 2000 FEET. THE AIRPLANE COMPLETED APPROXIMATELY 8 TURNS PRIOR TO SPIN RECOVERY AND STRUCK TREES DURING THE PULL-UP PHASE OF THE RECOVERY. THE PILOT REMAINED CONSCIOUS AND WAS ABLE TO CRAWL AWAY FROM HIS BADLY DAMAGED AIRPLANE. A VIDEO CAMERA INSIDE THE AIRPLANE RECORDED THE AEROBATICS AND CRASH SCENARIO.

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

IN-FLIGHT PLANNING/DECISION..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

OVERCONFIDENCE IN PERSONAL ABILITY..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

PROPER ALTITUDE..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

REMEDIAL ACTION..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

AEROBATICS..PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

STALL/SPIN..INTENTIONAL..PILOT IN COMMAND

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