NTSB Identification: CHI85FA104.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 28827.
Accident occurred Sunday, February 10, 1985 in PORTSMOUTH, OH
Aircraft: MOONEY M20C, registration: N2961L
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 ACFT WAS MANEUVERING AT ABOUT 500 FT AGL WHEN WITNESSES REPORTED WHAT THEY BELIEVED TO BE AN ENG MALFUNCTION. THE ACFT THEN ENTERED A SPIN AND IMPACTED IN AN OPEN FLD OUT OF CONTROL. A CONCLUSIVE CAUSE OF AN ENG MALFUNCTION COULD NOT BE DETERMINED DURING THE INVESTIGATION.

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

REASON FOR OCCURRENCE UNDETERMINED

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

AIRSPEED..NOT MAINTAINED


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