NTSB Identification: DEN85FA084.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 27678.
Accident occurred Friday, February 22, 1985 in CHINOOK, MT
Aircraft: TAYLORCRAFT BC-65, registration: N26580
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 AIRPLANE WAS OBSERVED TO ENTER A SHALLOW RIGHT CLIMBING TURN AT ABOUT 200 FEET AGL AFTER MAKING A LOW PASS OVER FRIENDS. WITNESSES SAID THE AIRPLANE THEN STALLED AND DOVE TO THE GROUND. THERE WAS NO EVIDENCE OF AIRFRAME, ENG, PROP, FLT CONTROL, OR SYST FAILURE/MALFUNCTION OR PLT INCAPACITATION. VMC CONDITIONS PREVAILED. THE PLT HAD LOGGED A TOTAL OF 173 HOURS, OF WHICH 34.0 HOURS WERE IN MAKE/MODEL.

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

AIRSPEED(VS)..BELOW..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

TERRAIN CONDITION..GROUND


Contributing Factors

LOW PASS..INTENTIONAL..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

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


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..OPEN FIELD


Contributing Factors

LACK OF RECENT EXPERIENCE IN KIND OF AIRCRAFT..PILOT IN COMMAND

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