NTSB Identification: LAX87LA295.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 34674.
Accident occurred Thursday, August 06, 1987 in BUTTE CITY, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/29/1988
Aircraft: NORTH AMERICAN T-6G, registration: N8335H
Injuries: 2 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.

DURING A LOCAL FLIGHT, A WITNESS OBSERVED THE ACFT MAKING SHALLOW RIGHT TURNS AT APRX 100 FT AGL. THE ACFT SUDDENLY NOSED DOWN AND COLLIDED WITH THE TERRAIN. NEITHER THE PLT NOR THE PASSENGER REMEMBER WHAT HAPPENED. INSPECTION OF THE ENGINE REVEALED CONSIDERABLE IMPACT DAMAGE, HOWEVER THE COMPONENTS THAT WERE NOT DAMAGED WERE INSPECTED AND TESTED WITH NO MECHANICAL FAILURES OR MALFUNCTIONS NOTED.

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..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND


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