NTSB Identification: MIA87FA220.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 34770.
Accident occurred Saturday, August 01, 1987 in LK BUENA VISTA, FL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/07/1988
Aircraft: BUCCANEER XA-430, registration: N910DW
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.

THE ACCIDENT OCCURRED WHILE THE ACFT WAS FLYING AT AN EST 800 TO 1000 FT. PERSONS ON THE GRND HEARD A BANG, THEN LOOKED UP AND SAW THE ACFT IN A SPIN TO THE RT WITH THE RT WING FOLDED BACK OVER THE FUSELAGE. THE ACFT HIT THE GRND IN A NEAR VERTICAL ATTITUDE. TWO WITNESSES SAW THE ACFT DOING LOOPS JUST PRIOR TO THE ACCIDENT. THE ACFT IS PROHIBITED FROM DOING AEROBATICS. THE PLT HAD BEEN WARNED BY ANOTHER AEROBATIC PLT NOT TO PERFORM AEROBATICS ON ANOTHER OCCASION. AN EXAM OF THE WRECKAGE REVEALED THAT THE RT WING ATTACH SHACKLE HAD FAILED IN OVERLOAD.

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

WING,WING ATTACHMENT FITTING..FAILURE,TOTAL

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

WING,WING ATTACHMENT FITTING..OVERLOAD

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

DESIGN STRESS LIMITS OF AIRCRAFT..EXCEEDED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

AEROBATICS..PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

JUDGMENT..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND

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