NTSB Identification: FTW85FA045.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 27887.
Accident occurred Monday, November 12, 1984 in ABILENE, TX
Aircraft: de Havilland DHC-1-22, registration: N95HP
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.

ACFT CRASHED WHILE ATTEMPTING AN INTENTIONAL LOW LEVEL ACROBATIC MANEUVER (LEFT ROLL) OVER THE RWY. WITNESSES STATED THAT THE ACFT MADE A LOW PASS (100-200' AGL) DOWN THE RWY & ENTERED THE ROLL. AT THE INVERTED POSITION, THE NOSE FELL THRU, BUT THE MANEUVER WAS CONTINUED. THE ACFT DISHED OUT AT THE BOTTOM AND IMPACTED IN A WINGS LEVEL, 0 DEG PITCH ATTITUDE WITH HIGH VERTICAL VELOCITY ABOUT 200 YDS RIGHT OF THE RWY. A POST-CRASH FIRE ERUPTED AFTER THE ACFT CAME TO REST. THE PIC (CFI) WAS NOT CLEARED FOR LOW LEVEL ACROBATICS BY THE FAA.

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

PERFORMANCE DATA..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

AEROBATICS..ATTEMPTED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

OVERCONFIDENCE IN PERSONAL ABILITY..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

DESCENT..EXCESSIVE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

PROPER ALTITUDE..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

OVERCONFIDENCE IN AIRCRAFT'S ABILITY..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LOW PASS..PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OVERCONFIDENCE IN AIRCRAFT'S ABILITY..PILOT IN COMMAND

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