NTSB Identification: FTW85FA034.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 26934.
Accident occurred Friday, November 02, 1984 in EL RENO, OK
Aircraft: BELLANCA 8KCAB, registration: N5064L
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 ACFT WAS DESTROYED ON IMPACT WITH THE GROUND AFTER BEING OBSERVED BY GROUND WITNESSES TO GO OUT OF CONTROL DURING ANAEROBATIC MANEUVER. THERE WAS A DIFFERENCE OF OPINIONS AS TO WHAT HAPPENED. ONE WITNESS DESCRIBED THE GROUND COLLISION HAVING BEEN FROM AN INVERTED ATTITUDE. TWO OTHERS STATED THAT THE ACFT ROLLED RIGHT-SIDE-UP AND LOOPED, DIVING INTO THE GROUND. THE PLT WAS EXPERIENCED AVIATOR, BUT HAD LITTLE AEROBATIC EXPERIENCE. HIS LOG INDICATED NO AEROBATIC TRAINING. HE HAD LOGGED 8 FLTS IN THE ACCIDENT ACFT AND PRACTICED AEROBATICS ON 2 OF THOSE FLIGHTS. THE ACFT IS CAPABLE OF INVERTED FLT FOR 2 MINUTES. A PRECAUTION NOTES THAT AFTER INVERTED FLT, ONE MINUTE POSITIVE 'G' FLT MAYBE REQUIRED TO REFILL AN EXHAUSTED HEADER FUEL TANK.

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

AEROBATICS..INITIATED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

INADEQUATE INITIAL TRAINING..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

ALTITUDE..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

JUDGMENT..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND

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