NTSB Identification: SEA86FA144.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 30898.
Accident occurred Thursday, June 12, 1986 in MEAD, WA
Aircraft: SANDERS STARDUSTER TWO, registration: N118JB
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.

A WITNESS REPORTED SEEING THE AIRCRAFT PERFORM A SERIES OF LOOP MANEUVERS. AT THE TOP OF THE LAST LOOP, THE ACFT ROLLED UPRIGHT THEN ROLLED INTO A NEAR VERTICAL RIGHT SPIN WHICH CONTINUED TO GROUND IMPACT. THE PILOT HAD NO HISTORY OFSPIN RECOVERY PRACTICE IN THIS ACFT.

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

AIRCRAFT HANDLING..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

AEROBATICS..PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OVERCONFIDENCE IN PERSONAL ABILITY..PILOT IN COMMAND

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