NTSB Identification: CHI85FA004.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 26925.
Accident occurred Saturday, October 06, 1984 in OVERISEL, MI
Aircraft: KALLANSRUD/PITTS S-1C, registration: N561CK
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.

MISHAP ACFT, IN COMPANY WITH ANOTHER ACFT OF SAME MAKE/MODEL, MADE PREPLANNED PASSES OVER LOCALE OF RESIDENCE PRIOR TO DEPARTURE FOR SHORT CROSS-COUNTRY. AFTER SEVERAL CIRCLES AT 500 FT AGL, MISHAP PLT BROKE OUT OF LOOSE FORMATION INTO SHALLOW DIVE; OTHER PLT OBSERVED MISHAP ACFT PASS 150-200 FT BELOW HIM THEN VISUAL CONTACT WAS LOST UNTIL JUST BEFORE THE CRASH. GROUND WITNESSES OBSERVED MISHAP ACFT EXECUTE A HALF-ROLL TO AN INVERTED ATTITUDE THEN ENTER A DIVE INTO THE GROUND.

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

PROPER ALTITUDE..NOT SELECTED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

AEROBATICS..ATTEMPTED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OSTENTATIOUS DISPLAY..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OVERCONFIDENCE IN PERSONAL ABILITY..PILOT IN COMMAND

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