NTSB Identification: MKC84FA225.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 25032.
Accident occurred Saturday, July 21, 1984 in NASHVILLE, AR
Aircraft: BOBBY WAYNE WATKINS MINI COUPE, registration: N937BW
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 BUILDER/OWNER/PLT HAD FLOWN THE HOME BUILT ACFT FOR ABOUT 10 MINS ON ITS 1ST TEST FLT WHICH WAS MADE A FEW DAYS PRIOR TO THE ACCIDENT. ON THIRD FLT, HE TOOK OFF ON RWY 01, CLIMBED STRAIGHT-OUT FOR AWHILE, MADE A LEFT TURN TO X-WIND LEG & STARTED A DOWNWIND TURN AT APRX 600 FT AGL. AT ABOUT THAT POINT, THE ACFT ENTERED A SPIN, MADE APRX 3 TURNS & IMPACTED IN A NOSE DOWN ATTITUDE. AN EXAM OF THE ACFT REVEALED NO PREIMPACT PART FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION. THE PLT HAD A STUDENT LICENSE & WAS ENDORSED FOR SOLO FLT IN CESSNA 150 ACFT. THE DENSITY ALT WAS APRX 2500 FT.

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:

STALL/SPIN..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND




Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..HIGH DENSITY ALTITUDE


Contributing Factors

INADEQUATE TRAINING..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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