NTSB Identification: ATL87FA244.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 34442.
Accident occurred Saturday, August 29, 1987 in MURRAY, KY
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/06/1988
Aircraft: CESSNA 150L, registration: N6795G
Injuries: 1 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.

PIC STATED TO FRIENDS HE INTENDED TO EXECUTE A HAMMERHEAD STALL AFTER TAKE OFF FROM A PRIVATE GRASS STRIP. AIRSTRIP OWNER OBSERVED ACFT MAKE A LOW PASS, PITCH UP VERTICALLY, AND EXECUTE A HAMMERHEAD STALL AT ABOUT 450-500 FEET AGL. THERE WAS INSUFFICIENT ALTITUDE TO RECOVER FROM THE MANEUVER WHICH RESULTED IN THE IMPACT WITH THE RWY. AT IMPACT ACFT WAS IN A LEVEL PITCH AND ABOUT A 15 DEGREE RIGHT WING DOWN ATTITUDE. CABIN WAS CRUSHED VERTICALLY AT IMPACT.

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:

ALTITUDE..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

LEVEL OFF..NOT POSSIBLE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

JUDGMENT..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND

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