NTSB Identification: MKC87FA103.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 34247.
Accident occurred Saturday, May 09, 1987 in DELIA, KS
Probable Cause Approval Date: 05/16/1989
Aircraft: CHAMPION 7EC, registration: N7556E
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.

WITNESSES STATED THAT THE AIRCRAFT WAS PERFORMING HIGH SPEED, LOW LEVEL PASSES OVER THE HOMES OF SOME FRIENDS AND RELATIVES WHEN, SUDDENLY, IT STARTED A STEEP CLIMB OVER A TREE LINE. THE AIRCRAFT APPEARED TO SLOW DOWN AT THE TOP OF THE CLIMB; THEN IT LEVELED OFF BRIEFLY BEFORE PLUMMETING, NOSE-FIRST, TO THE GROUND. THE AIRCRAFT BURST INTO FLAMES SHORTLY AFTER IMPACT. THERE WERE NO INDICATIONS OF AN IN-FLIGHT FAILURE/SEPARATION, AND A SUBSEQUENT ENGINE TEARDOWN INSPECTION DID NOT REVEAL ANY KIND OF POWERPLANT FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION.

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

BUZZING..INTENTIONAL..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

AIRSPEED..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

STALL..ENCOUNTERED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

CLIMB..EXCESSIVE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

AIRCRAFT PERFORMANCE..EXCEEDED


Contributing Factors

OSTENTATIOUS DISPLAY..PILOT IN COMMAND

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