NTSB Identification: BFO86FID03.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 34744.
Accident occurred Friday, April 18, 1986 in WAYNESBORO, VA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/30/1988
Aircraft: TAYLOR LONSDALE KR-2, registration: N99PT
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.

THE AIRPORT OPERATOR, CALEB GLICK, WAS DRIVING ON A ROAD ADJACENT TO THE AIRPORT WHEN HE OBSERVED THE AIRCRAFT TURNING BASE FOR RUNWAY 23 AT WAYNESBORO AIRPORT. SHORTLY THERAFTER HE LOST SIGHT OF N99PT AND NEXT OBSERVED IT AS IT COLLIDED WITH THE GROUND IN BACK OF HIS CAR. WRECKAGE AND IMPACT INFORMATION INDICATED THAT THE AIRCRAFT COLLIDED WITH THE GROUND IN A NOSE DOWN ATTITUDE SIMILAR TO THAT FOUND IN A DEVELOPING STALL SITUATION. AIRCRAFT AND ENGINE EXAMINATION DID NOT DISCLOSE ANY MALFUNCTIONS HOWEVER THE AIRCRAFT RECORDS INDICATED THAT THE AIRCRAFT WAS ABOUT 50 POUNDS OVER THE DESIGNER'S ORIGINAL WEIGHT. IN ADDITION, THE OPERATING LIMITATIONS FOR THE AIRCRAFT CAUTIONED AGAINST OPERATION OVER THE ORIGINAL WEIGHT.

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

AIRSPEED..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

AIRCRAFT WEIGHT AND BALANCE..EXCEEDED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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