NTSB Identification: MIA85FA150.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 27937.
Accident occurred Friday, April 19, 1985 in CLEARWATER, FL
Aircraft: BELLANCA 8KCAB, registration: N5054Y
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 PILOT WAS OBSERVED DOING LOW LEVEL AEROBATICS. WHILE DIVING INVERTED OVER THE WATER, HE ATTEMPTED TO PERFORM AN OUTSIDE LOOP. THE ACFT IMPACTED THE WATER INVERTED AFTER THE STALL ONSET. INTERVIEWS WITH FELLOW PILOTS DISCLOSED THAT THE PILOT HAD BEEN RECENTLY BRAGGING ABOUT A NEW AEROBATIC MANEUVER, WHERE HE PULLED MINUS 4 GS WITHIN 10 FT OF THE WATER. NO PARACHUTES WERE FOUND ON BOARD THE ACFT.

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

AIRCRAFT PERFORMANCE..EXCEEDED

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:

IN-FLIGHT PLANNING/DECISION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

OVERCONFIDENCE IN PERSONAL ABILITY..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

PROPER ALTITUDE..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

OVERCONFIDENCE IN AIRCRAFT'S ABILITY..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..WATER,ROUGH


Contributing Factors

AEROBATICS..PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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