NTSB Identification: CHI83FA069.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 20822.
Accident occurred Sunday, January 02, 1983 in GENOA CITY, WI
Aircraft: NORTH AMERICAN T-6G, registration: N3168G
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.

PRIOR TO THE ACCIDENT THE ACFT FLEW OVER THE ARPT AT TREE-TOP LEVEL WITH THE GEAR RETRACTED. THE ACFT THEN LANDED. AFTER SPENDING ABOUT 15 MIN ON THE GROUND THE PLTS TOOK OFF TO THE WEST. THE GEAR WAS RETRACTED IMMEDIATELY AFTER TAKEOFF & THE ACFT REMAINED BETWEEN TREE-TOP LEVEL & 500 FT AGL EXECUTING STEEP BANKS. A WITNESS DESCRIBED THE SECOND STEEP BANK AS THOUGH THE PLT WAS EXECUTING A BARREL ROLL. THE ACFT NEVER RECOVERED FROM THE BANK & DESCENDED RAPIDLY TO THE GROUND.

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

JUDGMENT..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

AEROBATICS..PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

PROPER ALTITUDE..NOT ATTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

FLIGHT CONTROLS..IMPROPER USE OF..PILOT IN COMMAND

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