NTSB Identification: CHI82FA312
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Wednesday, August 18, 1982 in ROCK FALLS, IL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 08/18/1983
Aircraft: TAYLORCRAFT BL-65, registration: N29660
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.

AIRCRAFT CAUGHT FIRE WHILE PERFORMING AEROBATICS AND CRASHED OUT OF CONTROL. GAS TANK CAP HAD COME OFF AND DURING INVERTED FLIGHT FUEL SPILLED OUT AND IGNITED.

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

AIRCRAFT PREFLIGHT..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

FUEL SYSTEM,CAP..SEPARATION

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

AEROBATICS..PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND


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