NTSB Identification: ATL86FA040.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 30271.
Accident occurred Sunday, December 15, 1985 in SPRINGFIELD, TN
Aircraft: BELLANCA 8KCAB, registration: N2697Z
Injuries: 2 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 COLLIDED WITH THE GROUND INVERTED. WITNESSES STATED THAT THE ACFT WAS PERFORMING LOOPS PRIOR TO THE ACCIDENT. REPORTEDLY, THE PLT WAS GIVING A FEMALE COMPANION A 'JOY RIDE'. THE PLT HAD RECENTLY RECEIVED HIS COMMERCIAL CERT. INSTRUMENT RATING & CFI CERTIFICATE. HE HAD LOGGED 3 HRS OF AEROBATIC INSTRUCTION & 14 HRS OF AEROBATIC PRACTICE IN BELLANCA 8KCAB. DURING THE 90 DAYS PRECEDING THE ACCIDENT THE PLT HAD LOGGED ONLY 2 HRS IN THE BELLANCA 8KCAB. DURING THE INVESTIGATION, NO DISCREPANCIES WERE FOUND WITNIN THE ACFT.

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

AEROBATICS..PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

OSTENTATIOUS DISPLAY..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

PROPER ALTITUDE..BELOW..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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