NTSB Identification: LAX83FA240.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 21416.
Accident occurred Saturday, May 21, 1983 in MESA, AZ
Aircraft: RYAN PT-22/ST-3KR, registration: N721R
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 DEPARTED WITH ANOTHER RYAN PT-22 AS A FLT OF TWO, IN FORMATION. TWO RATED PLTS WERE ABOARD THE ACFT. AFTER BREAKING FORMATION, THE ACFT WAS OBSERVED TO ENTER A SNAP ROLL AT APRX 2000 FT AGL. A WITNESS OBSERVED THE PLANE BEFORE IT CRASHED. HIS DESCRIBED OBSERVING A MANEUVER THAT ENDED IN A SPIN.

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

STALL/SPIN..NOT CORRECTED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

AEROBATICS..PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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