NTSB Identification: FTW82FPM16
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, September 25, 1982 in TAHLEQUAH, OK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/25/1983
Aircraft: MUSTANG II, registration: N48342
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.

THE AMATEUR BUILT MUSTANG II CRASHED WHILE ATTEMPTING A ROLL DURING THE ANNUAL TULSA FLY-IN AT TAHLEQUAH AIRPORT. THE ACFT WAS OBSERVED MAKING A HI-SPEED FLY-BY OVER RUNWAY 35 AT APPROXIMATELY 50 FT AGL, AND START A GRADUAL CLIMB & ROLL TO THE RIGHT TO APPROXIMATELY 500 FT AGL. THE AIRCRAFT THEN BECAME INVERTED & NOSED DOWNWARD UNTIL THE ACFT WAS IN A VERTICAL DIVE WITH WINGS PARALLEL TO THE RWY AT IMPACT.

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

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


Contributing Factors

AEROBATICS..PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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