NTSB Identification: FTW86FQG04.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 29611.
Accident occurred Sunday, November 17, 1985 in LUBBOCK, TX
Aircraft: LAGATORE THORP T-18, registration: N4715
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 ACFT CONTACTED THE TERRAIN IN A 75 TO 85 DEG NOSE DOWN ATTITUDE FOLLOWING A LOSS OF CONTROL. THE PLT WAS REPORTEDLY CIRCLING A FRIEND'S HOUSE AT AN ALT OF 800 TO 1000 FT AGL WHEN THE ACFT STALLED, ENTERED A SPIN AND DESCENDED TO GROUND IMPACT.

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

AIRSPEED..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

ALTITUDE..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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