NTSB Identification: MKC85FCD01.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 27992.
Accident occurred Sunday, June 16, 1985 in JEFFERSON, IA
Aircraft: JOEL K. SENTER RV-4, registration: N4703S
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.

THE ACFT CRASHED OUT OF CONTROL AFTER & LOW ALT DEMONSTRATION PASSES ABOVE RWY AT ABOUT 50 FT AGL. AFTER THE LAST PASS, A LOW AIRSPEED MANEUVER. THE PLT EXECUTED A STEEP TURN AND DESCENDED IN A NOSE LOW ATTITUDE TO GROUND IMPACT.

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

REMEDIAL ACTION..EXCESSIVE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

PROPER ALTITUDE..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

AIRSPEED..IMPROPER..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:

LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE IN TYPE OPERATION..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

OVERCONFIDENCE IN PERSONAL ABILITY..PILOT IN COMMAND

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