NTSB Identification: ATL86FA102.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 31166.
Accident occurred Sunday, March 30, 1986 in LUTHERSVILLE, GA
Aircraft: NORTH AMERICAN NA219 (T28B), registration: N544E
Injuries: 2 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.

AFTER TAKEOFF THE ACFT WAS OBSERVED TO CLIMB STRAIGHT OUT TOAN ALT OF ABOUT 500-700 FT. IT THEN TURNED TO A NORTHERLY HEADING. AFTER A SHORT TIME ON THE NORTHERLY HDG, THE ACFT WAS OBSERVED TO INITIATED A LEFT AILERON OR BARREL ROLL, DISHOUT AND END UP ON AN EASTERLY HDG IN A STEEP DIVE. THE ACFT WENT FROM SIGHT OF THESE WITNESSES BEHIND THE TREE LINE STILL IN A DIVE. THEY STATED THAT THE ROLL MANEUVER WAS INITIATED AT A HEIGHT OF 500-700 FT. WITNESSES AT THE CRASH SITE STATED THAT THEY FIRST SAW THE AIRCRAFT AT A LOW ALT IN A DESCENT WITH THE ENGINE RUNNING 'REAL LOUD'. IT STRUCK TREES AND A UTILITY POLE AND PARTS STARTED COMING OFF. BOTH OCCUPANTS WERE PROFESSIONAL AIR CARRIER AIR CREW EMPLOYEES. AND IT COULD NOT BE DETERMINED WHICH OCCUPANT WAS THE SOLE MANIPULATOR OF THE FLIGHT CONTROLS DURING THE ACCIDENT SEQUENCE.

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

AEROBATICS..ATTEMPTED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

ALTITUDE..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND




Contributing Factors

OVERCONFIDENCE IN PERSONAL ABILITY..PILOT IN COMMAND

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