NTSB Identification: ATL82FKQ17
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, August 14, 1982 in MERIDAN, MS
Probable Cause Approval Date: 08/14/1983
Aircraft: EAA BIPLANE, registration: N1101M
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.

ACCORDING TO THREE WITNESSES THE PLT WAS PERFORMING AEROBATIC MANEUVERS AT TREE-TOP LEVEL & THE ACFT STALLED DURING A PULL-UP & TURN-AROUND. THE PLT'S BLOOD ALCOHOL LEVEL WAS 128 MG% & THE GASTRIC LEVEL WAS 287 MG%.

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

JUDGMENT..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

IMPAIRMENT(ALCOHOL)..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

AEROBATICS..PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

PROPER ALTITUDE..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

FLIGHT CONTROLS..IMPROPER USE OF..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

AIRSPEED..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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