NTSB Identification: CHI86FEC06.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 32345.
Accident occurred Monday, September 01, 1986 in HOLLY, MI
Aircraft: LAWRENCE BABY GREAT LAKES, registration: N1BL
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 PLT/OWNER HAD RECENTLY ACQUIRED THE ACFT & HAD ONLY ABOUT 3 HRS OF FLT TIME IN THIS MAKE & MODEL. AFTER TAKING OFF, HE FLEW TO THE AREA OF A FRIEND'S HOUSE & MADE SVRL PASSES OVER A FIELD NEAR THE HOUSE. AFTER THE LAST PASS, THE PLT TURNED TO AN EASTERLY HEADING & BEGAN A STEEP CLIMB. WITNESSES RPRTD THAT AT THE TOP OF THE CLIMB, THE ACFT STALLED, ENTERED A SPIN & CRASHED. NO PREIMPACT PART FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION WAS FOUND DURING AN EXAM OF 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

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

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