NTSB Identification: ATL87FA045.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 32969.
Accident occurred Friday, December 19, 1986 in ASHEVILLE, NC
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/10/1988
Aircraft: CESSNA 170B, registration: N8062A
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.

DURING INITIAL CLIMB FROM A PRIVATE GRASS AIRSTRIP, WITNESSES DESCRIBED THE AIRCRAFT PERFORM A 'WING-OVER' AEROBATIC MANEUVER AT LOW ALTITUDE AND IMPACT THE GROUND AT A NEAR VERTICAL ATTITUDE. A GROUND FIRE CONSUMED THE WRECKAGE. THE PILOT HELD A STUDENT PILOT CERTIFICATE AND HAD ONE PASSENGER ABOARD. LOCAL PILOT'S HAD OBSERVED THE STUDENT PILOT VIOLATE FAR'S AND REPORTED THE ACTIVITIES TO THE FAA. THERE WAS NO RECORD OF INVESTIGATION OR REGULATORY ACTION TAKEN AGAINST THE STUDENT PILOT.

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

JUDGMENT..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

STALL..UNCONTROLLED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

AIRCRAFT HANDLING..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

PROCEDURES/DIRECTIVES..DISREGARDED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

STALL..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND




Contributing Factors

AEROBATICS..ATTEMPTED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OVERCONFIDENCE IN PERSONAL ABILITY..PILOT IN COMMAND

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