NTSB Identification: MIA84FA116.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 23939.
Accident occurred Sunday, March 18, 1984 in LAKELAND, FL
Aircraft: ALLEVA STARDUSTER SA300, registration: N688
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 OWNER/BUILDER OF THE ACFT & HIS WIFE WERE FLYING AT APRX 800 FT AGL WHEN THE PLANE ROLLED TO A NEAR INVERTED ATTITUDE & ENTERED A DIVE. BEFORE ENTERING THE MANEUVER, THE PLT WAS OBSERVED WAVING TO FRIENDS & ACQUAINTANCES WHO RESIDED IN THE AREA. BEFORE RECOVERING, THE ACFT IMPACTED IN A NEAR WINGS LEVEL, 30 DEG NOSE DOWN ATTITUDE. NO EVIDENCE OF A PREIMPACT PART FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION WAS FOUND. THE DIVE WAS DESCRIBED AS A SPLIT-S TYPE OF MANEUVER. THE PLT'S WIFE, WHO WAS ALSO A RATED PLT, WAS PRESUMED TO HAVE BEEN A PASSENGER ON THIS FLT.

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:

PROPER ALTITUDE..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

JUDGMENT..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND

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