NTSB Identification: ATL85FMG04.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 27228.
Accident occurred Saturday, March 23, 1985 in LIBERTY, NC
Aircraft: GROSS TAYLOR TITCH, registration: N9438
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.

ACCORDING TO WITNESSES INTERVIEWED, PILOT MADE A TAKEOFF ON RUNWAY 2, HOLDING THE PLANE JUST A FEW FEET OFF THE RUNWAY WITH A STEEP PULL UP AT THE END OF THE RUNWAY. IT WAS THEN OBSERVED DOING A STEEP BANK, LOW ALTITUDE 180 DEGREE TURN AND PROCEEDED DIAGONALLY BACK ACROSS THE RUNWAY AT AN ALTITUDE LESS THAN 25 FEET AND MADE ANOTHER STEEP PULL-UP AND ANOTHER STEEP TURN AT WHICH TIME THE AIRPLANE FLEW INTO THE GROUND.

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:

JUDGMENT..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

AEROBATICS..PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

ALTITUDE..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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:

CLEARANCE..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..OPEN FIELD

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