NTSB Identification: MKC87FA131.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 35604.
Accident occurred Wednesday, July 08, 1987 in HOLDREGE, NE
Probable Cause Approval Date: 02/14/1989
Aircraft: BELLANCA 8GCBC, registration: N87099
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 A LOOP WHEN THE LEFT WING FAILED UPWARD AND REARWARD CAUSING THE AIRCRAFT TO PLUMMET TO THE GROUND, OUT OF CONTROL. THE AIRCRAFT APPEARED TO HAVE BEEN IN TROUBLE DURING THE LOOP ENTRY AND THROUGHOUT THE MANEUVER. SEVERAL WEEKS AFTER THE COMPLETION OF THE ON-SITE INSPECTION OF THE WRECKAGE, PIECES OF THE FAILED LEFT WING WERE FOUND BY AN AIRPORT NEIGHBOR ON HIS FARM PROPERTY.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:WING,SPAR..FRACTURED
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:DESIGN STRESS LIMITS OF AIRCRAFT..EXCEEDED..PILOT IN COMMAND
AEROBATICS..PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND
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