NTSB Identification: FTW86FPA02.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 31996.
Accident occurred Saturday, November 02, 1985 in DENTON, TX
Aircraft: HOMEBUILT FOKKER DR-1 REPLICA, registration: N152DR
Injuries: 1 Minor.

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 PILOT STATED HE WAS MAKING HIS FOURTH FLY-BY AT 400 FEET AGL WHEN THE AIRCRAFT DEVELOPED A HIGH SINK RATE. HE THEN LOWERED THE NOSE AND GAINED AIRSPEED FOR RECOVERY. WHILE LEVELING OFF HE HAD TO TURN LEFT TO AVOID IMPACT WITH A SMALL TREE. AT THIS TIME THE LEFT LOWER WINGTIP CONTACTED THE GROUND AND THE CRASH OCCURRED. GROUND FIRE ERUPTED IMMEDIATELY AFTERWARDS AND THE AIRCRAFT WAS CONSUMED.

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

AIRSPEED..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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