NTSB Identification: CHI85FA284.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 30844.
Accident occurred Sunday, July 14, 1985 in ALMONT, MI
Aircraft: EIPPER MX SUPER, registration: N23MX
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.

WITNESSES REPORTED THE ACFT WAS IN AN INVERTED FLIGHT APRX 60 TO 70 FT AGL BEFORE IT ENTERED A SPLIT 'S' MANEUVER AND DESCENDED TO GROUND IMPACT. THE PLT WAS PERFORMING AEROBATICS IN AN AIRSHOW WHEN THE ACCIDENT OCCURRED. THE PLT'S AEROBATIC WAIVER HAD EXPIRED ON 7/31/84.

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

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

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

AEROBATICS..IMPROPER..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

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