NTSB Identification: CHI83FA024
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, October 23, 1982 in SEYMOUR, IN
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/23/1983
Aircraft: C. EFF VARI-EZE, registration: N122EF
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.

AIRCRAFT WAS BEING TAXI TESTED WHEN IT BECAME AIRBORNE AND FLEW A FAST, LOW TENTATIVE PATTERN. TURNING FINAL THE TURN WAS VERY STEEP AND AIRCRAFT DESCENDED TO GROUND IMPACTING A TREE PRIOR TO GROUND IMPACT. THE PILOT HAD NO RECORDED FLIGHT TIME IN THIS AIRCRAFT WHICH IS VERY SENSITIVE TO CONTROL INPUTS.

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:

LACK OF FAMILIARITY WITH AIRCRAFT..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE IN TYPE OF AIRCRAFT..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


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)

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