NTSB Identification: MKC82FA153
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Sunday, August 22, 1982 in OZARK, MO
Probable Cause Approval Date: 08/22/1983
Aircraft: LAWSON SPECIAL DG-1, registration: N922
Injuries: 2 Serious,2 Minor.

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 ACCIDENT OCCURRED DURING A FLY-IN. SEVERAL HUNDRED SPECTATORS WERE AT THE ARPT. THE ACFT LIFTED OFF RWY 18 IN A NOSE-HIGH ATTITUDE, THE LEFT WING DIPPED DOWN & THE ACFT SETTLED BACK TO THE GROUND IN A NOSE-HIGH ATTITUDE. THE ACFT IMPACTED ABOUT 50 FT EAST OF THE RWY HEADING SE & THEN SLID ABOUT 200 FT ACROSS THE GRASS BEFORE HITTING THREE SPECTATORS WHO WERE POSITIONED ALONG A LINE 200 FT EAST OF THE NORTH RWY. THE PLT STATED THAT A RADIO CONTROLLED MODEL AIRPLANE APPEARED IN FRONT OF HIM JUST AFTER LIFT-OFF & HE INSTINCTIVELY BANKED TO AVOID THE MODEL. A WITNESS SAID HE SAW R/C'S OPERATING IN THE VICINITY OF THE RWY BEFORE & AT THE TIME OF THE ACCIDENT.

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

AIRPORT/FACILITIES..INADEQUATE

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

AIRPORT OPERATIONS..INADEQUATE..AIRPORT PERSONNEL

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

UNSAFE/HAZARDOUS CONDITION..NOT CORRECTED..AIRPORT PERSONNEL

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

UNSAFE/HAZARDOUS CONDITION..PERFORMED..SPECTATOR

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

AIRSPEED..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

AIRPORT/FACILITIES..CONGESTED


Contributing Factors

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