NTSB Identification: FTW83LA295.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 23281.
Accident occurred Saturday, June 25, 1983 in NAS KINGSVILLE, TX
Aircraft: KATE 301, registration: N3239G
Injuries: 2 Minor.
NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.
THE HOME BUILT ACFT WAS BUILT FROM PARTS OF A NORTH AMERICAN SNJ-4 & BT-13. IT WAS MADE TO RESEMBLE A WW-II JAPANESE KATE BOMBER & WAS BEING USED IN A CONFEDERATE AIR FORCE SHOW TO SMIULATE LOW LEVEL BOMBING RUNS. BETWEEN PASSES, THE PLT MADE 90-270 DEG TURNS, SIMILAR TO CROP DUSTER TURNS. ACCORDING TO THE PLT, HE 'PULLED TOO HARD IN THE TURN ON A HOT DAY', ENTERED A HIGH SPEED STALL & CRASHED. HE REPORTED THE TEMP WAS 96 DEG.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:AIRSPEED(VS)..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND
WEATHER CONDITION..HIGH DENSITY ALTITUDE
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