NTSB Identification: LAX84FU025.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 23503.
Accident occurred Wednesday, March 07, 1984 in LAKE ELSINORE, CA
Aircraft: WIZARD J-3BR503, registration: NONE
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 COLLIDED WITH THE GROUND IN A PAST VERTICAL INVERTED POSITION. THE WINGS FAILED IN NEGATIVE LOAD AFTER THE PLT LOST CONTROL IN PITCH WITH THE AIRSPEED DECREASING AND STALLED INTO A DIVE. THE PLT WAS ON HIS FIRST SOLO FLT AND HIS INSTRUCTOR WAS WATCHING FROM THE GROUND AND TALKING TO HIM ON A ONE-WAY RADIO. THE CFI WAS CALLING FOR A LEVEL FLT AT 40-45 MPH. THE ACFT STALLS AT 21 MPH AND HAS A TOP SPEED OF 65 MPH. THE VEHICLE WAS ABOUT 600 FT AGL WHEN THE ACCIDENT SEQUENCE BEGAN. THE STUDENT PLT HAD FLOWN 10 HOURS OF DUAL AND THIS SOLO FLT LASTED ABOUT 25 MINUTES. WEATHER WAS NOT A FACTOR AND NO EVIDENCE WAS FOUND OF ANY FAILURES OR MALFUNCTIONS WHICH MIGHT HAVE CONTRIBUTED TO THE ACCIDENT. THE AUTOPSY EXAMINATION DID NOT DISCLOSE ANY PRE-EXISTING CONDITIONS WHICH WOULD HAVE DETRACTED FROM THE PLTS ABILITY TO FLYTHE VEHICLE. THE PLT WAS 60 YEARS OLD AND DID NOT HAVE A PILOTS CERTIFICATE.

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:

REMEDIAL ACTION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

STALL..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

DESIGN STRESS LIMITS OF AIRCRAFT..EXCEEDED..PILOT IN COMMAND


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