NTSB Identification: NYC84FA306.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 29319.
Accident occurred Saturday, September 08, 1984 in WILMOT, NH
Aircraft: BELLANCA 8GCBC, registration: N86859
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.
WITNESSES SAW A RT WING SECTION SEPARATE WHEN THE ACFT WAS IN A LOOP. THE ACFT DESCENDED AND CRASHED AFTERWARDS. THE INVESTIGATION DISCLOSED THE PILOT HAD PREVIOUS AEROBATIC EXPERIENCE IN GLIDERS. NO RECORDS WERE DISCLOSED REVEALING PILOT FLIGHT TIME IN POWERED ACFT. THE ACFT WAS PLACARDED FOR NO LOOPS. THE ACFT WAS NOT AEROBATIC CERTIFIED.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:WING,SKIN..SEPARATION
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:DESIGN STRESS LIMITS OF AIRCRAFT..EXCEEDED..PILOT IN COMMAND
AEROBATICS..INITIATED..PILOT IN COMMAND
OVERCONFIDENCE IN AIRCRAFT'S ABILITY..PILOT IN COMMAND
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