NTSB Identification: LAX83FA067.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 20392.
Accident occurred Tuesday, January 04, 1983 in CAMARILLO, CA
Aircraft: Javelin Aircraft WICHAWK, registration: N6940
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.

THE ACFT IMPACTED THE GROUND 15 DEGREES NOSE DOWN 70 DEGREE LEFT BANK WHILE PERFORMING LOW LEVEL AEROBATICS. WITNESSES HAD OBSERVED THE ACFT PERFORMING LOW ALTITUDE AEROBATIC MANEUVERS IN THE AREA OF THE ACCIDENT. THE ACFT WAS LAST SEEN DESCENDING AT A NEAR VERTICAL ANGLE FROM AN ALTITUDE OF ABOUT 600 TO 700 FEET AGL AND CRASH INTO SOFT, LEVEL CULTIVATED GROUND. THERE WAS A POST CRASH FIRE AND BOTH OCCUPANTS WERE FATALLY INJURED. BOTH OCCUPANTS WERE WEARING PARACHUTES.

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

PROPER ALTITUDE..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

STALL..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

AEROBATICS..PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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