NTSB Identification: ATL84LA186.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 24247.
Accident occurred Saturday, May 26, 1984 in NEW BERN, NC
Aircraft: Bellanca 8KCAB, registration: N5030J
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

THE PLT WAS PERFORMING A LOW LEVEL FLY-BY SIMULATING AN INEXPERIENCED FLYERS ERRATIC MANEUVERS WHEN THE ACFT FELL VERTICALLY TO THE GROUND AND BOUNCED INTO A FENCE BEFORE IT CAME TO REST IN A FIELD. THE PLT SAID HE HIT A DOWN DRAFT AT A TREE LINE. THE FLY-BY WAS PART OF AN AIR SHOW.

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:

ALTITUDE..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

LOW PASS..PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..GUSTS

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