NTSB Identification: MIA85FA170.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 28449.
Accident occurred Wednesday, May 15, 1985 in ASTATULA, FL
Aircraft: Silvaire LUSCOMBE 8A, registration: N71909
Injuries: 1 Fatal,1 Serious.

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 PLT (PIC) & HIS PLT RATED FRIEND WERE PRACTICING WHAT THE PIC DESCRIBED AS SIMULATED CROP DUSTING. AFTER COMPLETING A LOW PASS OVER A FIELD, THE PIC MADE A STEEP PULL UP TO TURN AROUND. HE REPORTED THAT THE ACFT THEN STALLED & CRASHED. A WITNESS STATED THAT THE ACFT WAS NEAR VERTICAL DURING THE PULL UP & APPEARED TO NEARLY COME TO A COMPLETE STOP BEFORE PLUNGING TO THE GROUND. REPORTEDLY, THE ACFT & ENG WERE PERFORMING NORMALLY PRIOR TO THE CRASH.

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

PULL-UP..EXCESSIVE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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