NTSB Identification: CHI86FA198.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 33289.
Accident occurred Tuesday, August 12, 1986 in PERRINTON, MI
Probable Cause Approval Date: 04/25/1988
Aircraft: BELLANCA 7GCBC, registration: N36284
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 PVT PIC AND HIS PAX, ALSO A PVT PLT, DEPARTED THE PIC'S PVT AIRSTRIP FOR A LOCAL PLEASURE FLT. AN ACFT, SIMILAR IN SIZE AND COLOR TO THE PLT'S WAS SEEN DOING LOW LEVEL FLT AT TREE TOP LEVEL WITH ABRUPT PULL-UPS NEAR WHERE THE PLT NORMALLY FLEW. THE PLT AND PAX FAILED TO RETURN FROM THEIR FLT AND THE ACFT AND ITS OCCUPANTS WERE SUBSEQUENTLY DISCOVERED IN A FIELD CLOSE TO THE PLT'S RESIDENCE. IMPACT DAMAGE INDICATES THE ACFT WAS PROBABLY IN A LEFT TURN SPIN JUST PRIOR TO CRASHING. THE ACFT WAS SUBSTANTIALLY DAMAGED AND ITS TWO OCCUPANTS WERE KILLED.

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

STALL/SPIN..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

AIRSPEED(VS)..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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