NTSB Identification: FTW87LA215.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 34179.
Accident occurred Sunday, September 13, 1987 in BATESVILE, TX
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/08/1988
Aircraft: AERONCA 7AC, registration: N84191
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.

A WITNESS TO THE ACCIDENT REPORTED THE PILOT WAS 'BUZZING' PERSONNEL IN A COTTON FIELD AND ON THE THIRD PASS DID NOT PULL UP IN TIME. THE BELLY STRUCK THE GROUND WHILE THE AIRCRAFT WAS IN A 'FAIRLY STEEP ANGLE OF DESCENT.' THE WITNESS STATED THE ENGINE SOUNDED VERY GOOD UNTIL THE TIME OF IMPACT. THE PILOT STATED 'WHILE TURNING LOW OVER A COTTON FIELD THAT I WAS INTERESTED IN, THE AIRPLANE STALLED WITH LOSS OF ALTITUDE AND CRASHED BEFORE IT COULD BE RECOVERED.'

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

BUZZING..PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

PULL-UP..DELAYED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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