NTSB Identification: LAX83FU008.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 23003.
Accident occurred Tuesday, June 14, 1983 in RANCHO CORDOVA, CA
Aircraft: EIPPER QUICKSILVER MX, registration: NONE
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.
JUST PRIOR TO THE ACCIDENT, THE ULTRALIGHT VEHICLE WAS OBSERVED MANEUVERING IN THE AREA. WHILE MANEUVERING, IT ENTERED A NOSE HIGH ATTITUDE, STALLED & CRASHED IN A STEEP DIVE. THE WIND WAS REPORTED AS VARIABLE AT 5 GUSTING 12 KTS. A TOXICOLOGICAL TEST OF THE PLT'S BLOOD REVEALED AN ALCOHOL LEVEL OF 0.10%.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:AIRSPEED..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:STALL..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND
IMPAIRMENT(ALCOHOL)..PILOT IN COMMAND
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