NTSB Identification: NYC01WA151
Accident occurred Wednesday, June 20, 2001 in Michelstadt, Germany
Aircraft: Christen Industries Pitts S-2A, registration:
Injuries: 2 Serious.

This is preliminary information, subject to change, and may contain errors. The foreign authority was the source of this information.

On June 20, 2001, at 1609 Universal Coordinated Time, a Christen Industries Pitts S-2A, D-EDEE, was substantially damaged while maneuvering near Michelstadt, Germany. The foreign certificated pilot and passenger were seriously injured. Weather at the time was unknown, and the flight originated from Michelstadt.

According to the German Federal Bureau of Aircraft Accident Investigation (BFU), the pilot performed an intentional spin during acrobatic flight, and the airplane struck the ground. The investigation is under jurisdiction of the BFU. Any further information pertaining to this accident may be obtained from:

German Federal Bureau of
Aircraft Accident Investigation
Postfach 3054
38020 Braunschweig
Federal Republic of Germany

This report is for informational purposes only and contains only information released by the German Government.

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