NTSB Identification: LAX84FA355.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 25315.
Accident occurred Saturday, June 16, 1984 in RED BLUFF, CA
Aircraft: BAUGH-HUBERT VARIEZE 100, registration: N13NB
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.

A WITNESS SAW THE CANOPY COME OPEN DURING THE AIRCRAFT'S INITIAL CLIMB. THE AIRCRAFT ENTERED A SPIN WHEN THE PILOT ATTEMPTED TO CLOSE THE CANOPY AND COLLIDED WITH THE GROUND. THE COCKPIT AREA WAS CRUSHED AT DURING IMPACT BUT THE CANOPY HAD SEPARATED AND WAS FOUND 15 FEET SOUTH OF THE WRECKAGE.

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

PREFLIGHT PLANNING/PREPARATION..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

DIVERTED ATTENTION..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

FLIGHT CONTROLS..IMPROPER USE OF..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

PROCEDURES/DIRECTIVES..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

REMEDIAL ACTION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WINDOW,FLIGHT COMPARTMENT WINDOW/WINDSHIELD..UNLOCKED

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