NTSB Identification: CHI86FEV03.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 31569.
Accident occurred Saturday, July 26, 1986 in NEW BADEN, IL
Aircraft: WOODROW S.A. STARDUSTER SA-100, registration: N64HW
Injuries: 1 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 OWNER OF THE SINGLE SEAT, HOME BUILT, ACFT OFFERED TO ALLOW A NAVY F-14 PLT TO FLY THE PLANE. THE OWNER MADE A SHORTFLT, THEN PROCEEDED TO GIVE THE F-14 PLT A COCKPIT CHECK. THE CHECK-OUT EXPLAINATION INCLUDED SUCH THINGS AS THE FLT CHARACTERISTICS, TAKEOFF & APCH SPEEDS, & POWER SETTINGS. THIS WAS THE NAVY PLT'S 1ST FLT IN THIS MAKE & MODEL OF ACFT. ABOUT 5 MIN AFTER TAKEOFF, THE ACFT WAS OBSERVED TO ENTER A SLOW ROLL AS IT WAS HEADING TWD THE ARPT. THE MANEUVER WAS INITIATED AT ABOUT 300 FT AGL. AS THE ACFT ROLLED, IT ENTERED ABOUT A 20 DEG NOSE DOWN ATTITUDE & IMPACTED THE GROUND BEFORE THE PLT COULD RECOVER. NO PREIMPACTY PART FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION WAS FOUND DURING THE INVESTIGATION. THIS WAS THEPLT'S 1ST KNOWN FLT IN A CIVILIAN OR PISTON ENG ACFT. HE DID NOT POSSESS AN FAA PLT CERTIFICATE.

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

IN-FLIGHT PLANNING/DECISION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

PROPER ALTITUDE..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

CLEARANCE..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND





Contributing Factors

PLANNING/DECISION..IMPROPER


Contributing Factors

INADEQUATE TRANSITION/UPGRADE TRAINING..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE IN KIND OF AIRCRAFT..PILOT IN COMMAND


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