NTSB Identification: MKC86FCJ03.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 31418.
Accident occurred Saturday, July 12, 1986 in PLEASANT DALE, NE
Aircraft: AERO COMMANDER CALLAIR A-9A, registration: N8413V
Injuries: 1 Serious.

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 THE ACFT PULLED UP WITH ONE WING HIGH AND WENT PRACTICALLY INVERTED BEFORE STRIKING THE GROUND IN A STEEP NOSE DOWN ATTITUDE. THE ACFT WAS ENGAGED IN AN AERIAL APPLICATION OPERATION WHEN THE ACCIDENT OCCURRED. THE COMPANY OWNER STATED THE ACFT WOULD HAVE BEEN AT AN ALT OF 150 TO 200 FT AGL DURING THE MANEUVER. HE CONTINUED TO STATE THE ACFT HAD A TENDENCY TO NOSE DOWN IN 'KNIFE EDGE' TURNS AND COULD NOT BE RECOVERED FROM AN ALT OF 150 TO 200 FTAGL.

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

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

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

AIRCRAFT HANDLING..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

MANEUVER..EXCESSIVE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

ALTITUDE..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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