NTSB Identification: LAX84LA326.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 26695.
Accident occurred Monday, May 28, 1984 in PIRU, CA
Aircraft: AEROTEK PITTS SPECIAL S-1S, registration: N608BC
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.

PLT WAS PERFORMING AEROBATIC MANUEVERS IN A DESIGNATED PRACTICE AREA AT AN ALTITUDE OF 2500 FT AGL. THE PLT STATED THAT HE PERFORMED A 'TAIL SLIDE' MANEUVER AND THE ENGINE STOPPED WHICH 'IS A NORMAL ENGINE RESPONSE FOR THE MANEUVER.' THE PLT WAS UNABLE TO RESTART THE ENG AND MADE AN EMERGENCY LANDING IN DRY RIVERBED. DURING THE LANDING ROLL THE ACFT STRUCK A DITCH AND NOSED OVER.

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

FLUID,FUEL..STARVATION

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

AEROBATICS..PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

EMERGENCY PROCEDURE..PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

STARTING PROCEDURE..ATTEMPTED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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