NTSB Identification: CHI85FA021.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 26947.
Accident occurred Saturday, October 20, 1984 in KIEL, WI
Aircraft: TAYLORCRAFT BC12-D, registration: N43833
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 OBSERVED ACFT PERFORMING AEROBATICS DURING DEMO FLIGHT PRIOR TO PROSPECTIVE SALE OF ACFT TO BUYER/PAX. A PLT/WITNESS OBSERVED THE ACFT EXECUTING SLOW SPEED STALLS AND ENTER A SPIN FROM AN ALTITUDE OF ABOUT 1000 FT. RECOVERY WAS ACCOMPLISHED AT ABOUT 500 FT AGL. WITHOUT REGAINING ALTUTUDE, THE ACFT FLEW ABOUT A MILE IN LEVEL FLIGHT AND THEN ENTERED A LEFT SPIN. RECOVERY AT ABOUT 200 FT AGL SEEMED TO BE IN PROGRESS BUT AS THE ACFT ATTITUDE CAME TO LEVEL FLIGHT, THE NOSE PITCHED UP AND THE ACFT RE-ENTERED A LEFT SPIN TO GROUND IMPACT. INVESTIGATION REVEALED NO EVIDENCE OF FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION IN THE ACFT STRUCTURE, POWER PLANT OR SYSTEMS.

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

LEVEL OFF..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

AIRCRAFT HANDLING..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

AIRSPEED(VYSE)..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

PROPER ALTITUDE..NOT SELECTED..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

STALL/SPIN..INTENTIONAL..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE IN TYPE OPERATION..PILOT IN COMMAND

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