NTSB Identification: SEA83FA042.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 20262.
Accident occurred Thursday, January 13, 1983 in SUNRIVER, OR
Aircraft: BELLANCA 8KCAB, registration: N29757
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 AIRCRAFT DEPARTED THE RUNWAY, ENTERED A STEEP CLIMB AND REVERSED COURSE BACK OVER THE RUNWAY IN THE OPPOSITE DIRECTION. AT ABOUT 200 FEET AGL, THE AIRCRAFT ROLLED TO THE LEFT AND NOSED DOWN INTO THE GROUND. THE PILOT HAD CALLED ON UNICOM AND SAID HE WAS GOING TO MAKE A LOW PASS OVER THE RUNWAY. HE HAD ALSO DISCUSSED DOING A ROLL OVER THE AIRPORT WITH AIRPORT EMPLOYEES WHO ADVISED AGAINST IT. NO ONE COULD ESTABLISH THAT THE PILOT HAD ANY AEROBATIC TRAINING. ALSO THE TOXICOLOGICAL REPORT SHOWED THE PILOT'S URINE/ALCOHOL LEVEL AS 0.141%.

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:

IMPAIRMENT(ALCOHOL)..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

AIRCRAFT HANDLING..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

IMPAIRMENT(ALCOHOL)..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OVERCONFIDENCE IN PERSONAL ABILITY..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LOW PASS..PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

AEROBATICS..PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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