NTSB Identification: MKC87FA033.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 33222.
Accident occurred Sunday, December 21, 1986 in CAMBRIDGE, NE
Probable Cause Approval Date: 04/25/1988
Aircraft: CHAMPION 7ECA, registration: N2674G
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 LOW TIME PIC HAD BEEN FLYING HIS ACFT OVER THE FARM LAND IN SEARCH OF COYOTES. SEVERAL OF THE GRD CREW HAD FLOWN AS PSNGRS WITH HIM DURING THE TIME PERIOD OF THIS SEARCH. WITNESSES STATED THAT THEY SAW THE ACFT TURN LEFT AND RIGHT AS IT WAS SPOTTING THE ANIMALS. ONE WITNESS INDICATED THAT HE SAW THE ACFT TURN LEFT AND PITCH UP AND DESCEND INTO THE GND IN AN ATTEMPT TO SPOT AN ANIMAL. THE ACFT HAD BEEN FLOWN AT LOW ALTITUDE DURING THE SPOTTING. NO STRUCTURAL FAILURE WAS NOTED DURING THE INSPECTION OF THE ACFT AND CONTROL CONTINUUTY WAS CONFIRMED. THE ACFT ENGINE WAS RUNNING DURING THE IMPACT, AND THE PROPELLER BOLTS SHOWED SEPARATION FM THE MOUNTING FLANGE.

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

LOW PASS..PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..GROUND


Contributing Factors

TOTAL..PILOT IN COMMAND

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