NTSB Identification: ATL87DKG06.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 34313.
Accident occurred Thursday, September 03, 1987 in BROOKS, GA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 08/02/1988
Aircraft: PITTS S-1, registration: N11HJ
Injuries: 1 Fatal.

THE ACFT WAS OBSERVED IN AEROBATIC MANEUVERS NEAR THE DEPARTURE AIRFIELD. THE LAST OF THE SERIES WAS A LOMCEVAK MANEUVER, WHICH WAS STARTED AT AN ESTIMATED ALT OF 2500 TO 2700 FT. A WITNESS RPRTD THE ACFT WENT INTO AN INVERTED FLAT SPIN, WHICH WAS CORRECTED TO AN INVERTED SPIN, THEN A NORMAL SPIN. SUBSEQUENTLY, THE ACFT CRASHED IN A WOODED AREA IN A NOSE DOWN ATTITUDE. TREE MARKINGS AND GROUND DAMAGE INDICATED THE ACFT WAS IN A NEAR VERTICAL DSCNT AT THE TIME OF IMPACT WITH LITTLE OR NO FORWARD MOTION. THE EMPENNAGE WAS FOUND TWISTED TO THE LEFT.

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

ALTITUDE..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

REMEDIAL ACTION..DELAYED..PILOT IN COMMAND



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