NTSB Identification: NYC84FFJ05.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 27391.
Accident occurred Wednesday, September 12, 1984 in ALBION, NY
Aircraft: HOMEBUILT DER JAGER DIX, registration: N4JE
Injuries: 1 Minor.

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 PLT REPORTED THAT AFTER TAKEOFF HE DID NORMAL FLT MANEUVERS, SLOW FLT, STALLS & WING OVERS IN THE HOMEBUILT ACFT. HE THEN DECIDED TO DO A BARREL ROLL, WHICH HE DESCRIBED AS SMOOTH UNTIL COMPLETION WHEN THE ACFT WANTED TO CONTINUE IN THE ROLL & THE NOSE BEGAN TO OSILATE. HE STATED THAT HE WAS UNABLE TO MAINTAIN DIRECTIONAL CONTROL & COULD NOT BRING THE NOSE UP. THE ACFT DESCENDED INTO TREES.

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

AIRCRAFT HANDLING..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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