NTSB Identification: FTW82FRG37
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Wednesday, August 25, 1982 in KILLEEN, TX
Probable Cause Approval Date: 08/25/1983
Aircraft: CHAMPION 7GCAA, registration: N2541F
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.

THE MAJORITY OF THE WRECKAGE WAS CONTAINED WITHIN A SMALL AREA EXCEPT FOR THE LEFT WING TIP WHICH WAS FOUND ABOUT 125 YDS FROM THE WRECKAGE & SOME PIECES OF FABRIC FROM THE LEFT WING THAT WERE FOUND ABOUT 525 YDS FROM THE WRECKAGE. BOTH WINGS HAD SEPARATED FROM THE FUSELAGE. THE LEFT WING CAME TO REST UPSIDE DOWN ABOUT 10 FT FORWARD OF THE FUSELAGE WITH LARGE PIECES OF FABRIC MISSING. THE ACFT UNDERWENT MAJOR REPAIRS TO THE LEFT WING ON 9/22/78 IN WHICH THE FOUR OUTBOARD WING RIBS & THE LAST 6 FT OF LEADING EDGE METAL WERE REPLACED. AN ANNUAL INSPECTION WAS PREFORMED ON 10/8/81 & THE ACFT HAD LOGGED ABOUT 59 HRS SINCE THE ANNUAL.

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

WING,SKIN..FAILURE,PARTIAL

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

WING,SKIN..SEPARATION

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

WING,WINGTIP..FAILURE,TOTAL

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

WING,WINGTIP..SEPARATION

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

WING..FAILURE,TOTAL

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

WING..SEPARATION


Contributing Factors

AEROBATICS..PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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