NTSB Identification: FTW86FPA07.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 30987.
Accident occurred Saturday, November 23, 1985 in GATESVILLE, TX
Aircraft: BILL MCCARLEY RV-4, registration: N448RV
Injuries: 2 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.

THE ACFT COLLIDED WITH TREES AFTER PERFORMING AEROBATIC MANEUVERS. THE PIC SAID THAT THE PASS'G/PLT HAD FLOWN THE LAST PART OF THE FLT. FOLLOWING A MANEUVER AT APRX 500 FT AGL, THE ACFT WAS MANEUVERED INTO A CLIMBING LEFT TURN DURING WHICH IT CONTINUED TO ROLL UNTIL INVERTED. THE PASS'G/PLT, ACCORDING TO THE PIC, REDUCED POWER AND TRIED TO PULL THE ACFT NOSE THROUGH THE DIVE TO RECOVERY. DURING THE BOTTOM OF THE MANEUVER THE ACFT COLLIDED WITH TREES. THE WINGS WERE SEPARATED FROM THE ACFT BY THE COLLISION WITH THE TREES AFTER WHICH THE ACFT NOSED DOWN INTO THE GROUND.

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

STALL..INADVERTENT..PASSENGER

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

ALTITUDE..INADEQUATE..PASSENGER

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

AIRCRAFT HANDLING..MISJUDGED..PASSENGER

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

SUPERVISION..INATTENTIVE..PILOT IN COMMAND


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