NTSB Identification: MIA85FA251.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 29504.
Accident occurred Wednesday, September 11, 1985 in OKEECHOBEE, FL
Aircraft: JODEL D-9, registration: N12HD
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 PLT HAD FLOWN ONLY 4 HAS IN THE LAST 6 MONTHS IN A CESSNA 150 TYPE ACFT & HAD NEVER FLOWN A JODEL 09 BEFORE. THE PLT BOARDED THE ACFT, DECLINED A COCKPIT CHECK BY THE OWNER & MADE AN IMMEDIATE TAKE OFF. THE PLT TOOK OFF FROM THE GRASS STRIP WITHOUT PERFORMING ANY PREFLT CHECK, ENG RUN UP OR MAGCHECK. THE TAILWHEEL EQUIPPED EXPERIMENTAL ACFT WAS OBSERVED BY 2 PLT WITNESSES TO MAKE THE ENTIRE TAKE OFF RUN IN A 3 POINT ATTITUDE. THE ACFT CLIMBED AWAY FROM THE GROUND IN A VERY NOSE HIGH ATTITUDE, LEVELED OFF, THEN ENTER A NOSE HIGH ATTITUDE AGAIN. THIS ERRATIC FLT PATH WAS REPEATED SEVERAL TIMES BEFORE THE ACFT WAS OBSERVED TO ENTER A STALL THEN SPIN TO THE GROUND FROM AN ALT OF 150 TO 200 FT. THE OWNER OF THE ACFT DESCRIBED THE ACFT AS EASY TO FLY BUT 'A LITTLE SENSITIVE ON THE CONTROLS.

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/SPIN..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

PREFLIGHT PLANNING/PREPARATION..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LACK OF RECENT EXPERIENCE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LACK OF RECENT EXPERIENCE IN TYPE OF AIRCRAFT..PILOT IN COMMAND

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