NTSB Identification: FTW83FA245.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 23707.
Accident occurred Sunday, May 22, 1983 in BROKEN ARROW, OK
Aircraft: BREEZY DRAKE-EDGAR, registration: N2261K
Injuries: 1 Fatal,1 Serious.

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 COLLIDED WITH THE GROUND IN A FLAT SPIN THAT LASTED FOR ABOUT 14 TURNS WITH NO CHANGE IN ATTITUDE. THE PLT HAD JUST COMPLETED AN AIR SHOW AND WAS PREPARING TO JOIN A FORMATION FLT TO RETURN TO THE ARPT. JUST BEFORE JOINING THE FORMATION THE PLT WAS SEEN TO DO A 'SPLIT-S' WHICH ENDED IN A NORMAL SPIN THAT WENT FLAT. POST-ACCIDENT EXAM SHOWED THATA ELEVATOR BRACKET HAD FAILED AT A WELD DURING A HEAVIER THAN NORMAL LOAD. THE WELD REVEALED POOR HEAT PENETRATION. THE UPPER SIDE OF THE EAR REVEALED NO METAL FUSING. THE METAL ON THE LOWER SIDE OF THE EAR TO BRACKET WAS PARTIALLY FUSED TOGETHER.

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

STALL/SPIN..UNCONTROLLED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

FLIGHT CONTROL,ELEVATOR ATTACHMENT..FAILURE,TOTAL

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

PROCEDURE INADEQUATE..MANUFACTURER


Contributing Factors

AEROBATICS..PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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