NTSB Identification: ATL82FKG13
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Sunday, May 02, 1982 in THOMSON, GA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 05/02/1983
Aircraft: GREAT LAKES 2T-1A-2, registration: N3559L
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.

PRIOR TO THE ACCIDENT, WITNESSES OBSERVED THE AIRCRAFT WHILE AEROBATICS WERE BEING PERFORMED. ONE WITNESS ESTIMATED THAT THE MANEUVERS WERE BEING FLOWN BETWEEN 100 AND 300 YARDS AGL. REPORTEDLY, THE AIRCRAFT HAD BEEN PERFORMING ROLLS, LOOPS AND SPINS FOR ABOUT 15 TO 30 MINUTES THE LAST MANEUVER WAS STARTED FROM A LOWER ALTITUDE, AND SUBSEQUENTLY, THE PLANE CRASHED IN A NOSE-DOWN, INVERTED ATTITUDE WHILE IT WAS ROLLING OR TURNING. THE IMPACT POINT WAS IN A WOODED AREA AT THE EDGE OF A LAKE.

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

CLEARANCE..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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