NTSB Identification: ATL86FEI10.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 32265.
Accident occurred Friday, August 15, 1986 in VALLEY CITY, OH
Aircraft: SENIOR AERO SPORT D-260, registration: N35250
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.

ACCORDING TO WITNESSES, THE ACFT WAS IN LVL FLT AT LOW ALT WHEN IT ENTERED A STEEP CLIMBING MANEUVER. SUBSEQUENTLY, IT ENTERED A STEEP DSCNT & CRASHED IN APRX A 75 DEG NOSE DOWN ATTITUDE. THERE WAS EVIDENCE THE ACFT WAS IN A RIGHT BANK & WAS SPINNING OR SPIRALING TO THE RIGHT WHEN IT CRASHED. THERE WAS VIRTUALLY NO MOVEMENT AFTER IMPACT. NO PREIMPACT PART FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION WAS FOUND. THE PASSENGER'S BLOOD TESTED POSITIVE FOR ALCOHOL, BUT NO EVIDENCE WAS FOUND TO SHOW THAT HE WAS FLYING THE ACFT.

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

AIRSPEED..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

STALL/SPIN..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND




Contributing Factors

ALTITUDE..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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