NTSB Identification: MKC85FA199.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 28576.
Accident occurred Saturday, August 31, 1985 in BRIDGETON, MO
Aircraft: AERONCA 7AC, registration: N2560E
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.

A WITNESS OBSERVED THE ACFT FLYING IN AN EASTERLY DIRECTION AT AN ALT OF 200 TO 300 FT AGL. THE ACFT THEN MADE A 180 DEG TURN TO A WESTERLY HEADING. AFTER FLYING A DISTANCE OF APRX 2000 FT, THE ACFT ENTERED A LEFT TURN AND DOVE INTO A SQUASH FLD. POST ACCIDENT INSPECTION OF THE ACFT AND ENG FAILED TO DISCLOSE ANY MECHANICAL FAILURE/MALFUNCTION.

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:

PROPER ALTITUDE..NOT MAINTAINED..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:

AIRSPEED..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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