NTSB Identification: MIA84FA047.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 22927.
Accident occurred Sunday, December 18, 1983 in OLDMAR, FL
Aircraft: RYGG VOLMER VJ22, registration: N15RK
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.

WITNESSES OBSERVED THE ACFT FLYING IN A NORTHERLY DIRECTION OVER TAMPA BAY AT A HEIGHT OF 25 TO 50 FT ABOVE THE SURFACE. MOMENTS BEFORE CRASHING, THE ACFT MADE AN ABRUPT DESCENT & PASSED UNDER A POWER LINE THAT SPINNED THE NORTHERN NECK OF THE BAY. THEREAFTER, A WING TIP CONTACTED THE WATER & THE ACFT CARTWHEELED BEFORE COMING TO RESTED INVERTED. THE PLT HAD BECOME INCAPACITED DUE TO A CEREBRAL HEMORRHAGE. HIS LATEST MEDICAL CERTIFICATE DATED 9/19/77 HAD EXPIRED. THE MEDICATION 'INDERAL,' WAS PRESCRIBED FOR THE PLT'S HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE WITH A DOSAGE OF 80 MG TWICE DAILY. THE USE OF 'INDERAL' IN EXCESS OF 100 MG DAILY IS SUFFICIENT FOR DENTAL OF A PLT'S APPLICATION FOR A MEDICAL CERTIFICATE.

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

AIRCRAFT HANDLING..UNCONTROLLED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

INCAPACITATION(STROKE)..PILOT IN COMMAND

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