NTSB Identification: DEN87FA121.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 34272.
Accident occurred Saturday, May 09, 1987 in TATUM, NM
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/07/1988
Aircraft: NORTH AMERICAN T-28D, registration: N9611C
Injuries: 2 Fatal.

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.

ACCORDING TO FRIENDS OF THE PLT, THE ACFT LEFT ROSWELL, NEW MEXICO, WITH 2 PEOPLE ABOARD AFTER AN AIRSHOW WITH A DESTINATION OF LOVINGTON, NM. WITNESSES OBSERVED THE ACFT FLYING IN THE DISTANCE AND THEN OBSERVED A BIG CLOUD OF DUST RISING FROM THE GROUND. THE INVESTIGATION REVEALED THE ACFT IMPACTED THE GROUND AT HIGH SPEED AND WAS COMPLETELY DESTROYED. NO PREIMPACT MECHANICAL MALFUNCTIONS/FAILURES COULD BE DETERMINED.

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

PROPER ALTITUDE..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

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

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