NTSB Identification: MKC85FA134.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 28298.
Accident occurred Wednesday, June 19, 1985 in KINGMAN, KS
Aircraft: RYAN NAVION A, registration: N4974K
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.

AFTER DEPARTING A PVT STRIP THE ACFT WAS OBSERVED TO PERFORM SOME LOW ALTITUDE AEROBATIC MANEUVERS. THE MANEUVERS CONSISTED OF TWO SNAP ROLLS AT ABOUT 100 FEET OFF THE GROUND. THE ACFT WAS OBSERVED DESCENDING STEEPLY ON THE SECOND ROLL MANEUVER UNTIL STRIKING THE GROUND. THE ENSUING IMPACT WITH THE GROUND AND POST CRASH FIRE DESTROYED THE AIRCRAFT. NO MECHANICAL DESCREPANCY WAS NOTED WITH THE ACFT CONTROL SYSTEMS.

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..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

CLEARANCE..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

MANEUVER..EXCESSIVE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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