NTSB Identification: SEA86FA217.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 32398.
Accident occurred Wednesday, August 20, 1986 in STANLEY, ID
Aircraft: AERONCA 7GCB, registration: N9940Y
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.

WITNESSES REPORTED THE AIRCRAFT CAME FROM THE DIRECTION OF STANLEY (8 MILES TO THE NORTH). CIRCLED OVER THE GUEST LODGE, MADE ONE OR MORE LOW (100 TO 300 FOOT) PASSES. ON THE LAST PASS THE ACFT WAS HEADING AWAY FROM THE LODGE TOWARDS HIGHWAY 75. THE ACFT PITCHED UP, ROLLED OVER, AND IMPACTED NOSE FIRST HEADING ABOUT 180 DEGREES FROM THE ORIGINAL HEADING. INVESTIGATION REVEALED NO MECHANICAL MALFUNCTION/FAILURE.

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

STALL/SPIN..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OSTENTATIOUS DISPLAY..PILOT IN COMMAND

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