NTSB Identification: MIA83FA073.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 21755.
Accident occurred Saturday, February 12, 1983 in ASTATULA, FL
Aircraft: AERONCA 7EC, registration: N4320C
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 MADE A LOW PASS OVER WITNESSES & PULLED UP STEEPLY. THE ACFT STALLED & SLID BACKWARDS BEFORE IT BECAME INVERTED AND SPUN TO THE GROUND. THERE WERE ABOUT 2 ROTATIONS IN THE SPIN BEFORE IMPACT. THE PLT WHO IS LISTED AS PIC FOR THIS FLT WAS EMPLOYED AS AN AERIAL APPLICATION PLT BY THE ACFT OWNERS. THEY STATED THEY DID NOT GIVE SPECIFIC APPROVAL FOR THIS PLEASURE FLT BUT THEY HAD NO OBJECTIONS TO IT. TOXICOLOGICAL TESTS OF THE OCCUPANTS SHOWED LEVELS OF BLOOD ALCOHOL FOR THE PIC OF 0.175 PERCENT AND THE OTHER PILOT AS 0.270 PERCENT. BOTH OCCUPANTS WERE PILOTS. THE EMPLOYEE OF THE ACFT OWNER IS LISTED AS PIC AND PRESUMED TO BE THE PILOT ON THE CONTROLS.

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:

IMPAIRMENT(ALCOHOL)..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

ALTITUDE..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

MANEUVER..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

STALL/SPIN..UNCONTROLLED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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