NTSB Identification: FTW83FRA02
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Monday, November 01, 1982 in 3 NORTH BROOKSH, TX
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/01/1983
Aircraft: JOHNSON, DOUGLAS L. JAYHAWK, registration: N28352
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 PREVIOUS OWNER HAD JUST SOLD THE AIRCRAFT AND HAD MOVED IT ON A TRAILER, WITH THE WINGS REMOVED, TO THE NEW OWNER. AFTER THE WINGS WERE RE-INSTALLED, THE PREVIOUS OWNER FLEW THE AIRCRAFT TO DEMONSTRATE THE HANDLING CHARACTERISTICS. THE NEXT FLIGHT WAS FLOWN BY AN ASSOCIATE OF THE NEW OWNER. AFTER THE PILOT TOOKOFF, HE WAS FLYING IN THE VICINITY OF THE AIRPORT. A WITNESS REPORTED THAT THE AIRCRAFT WAS GOING DOWNWIND IN STRAIGHT AND LEVEL FLIGHT AT ABOUT 700 TO 900 FT, WHEN IT WENT INTO A RIGHT TURN, THEN ENTERED A SPIN OR SPIRAL. ANOTHER WITNESS REPORTED THAT THE RIGHT WING AND NOSE DROPPED, THE PLANE BEGAN A RIGHT SPIRALING DESCENT, AND AFTER LOSING ABOUT 200 TO 300 FT, IT ENTERED A SPIN AND CRASHED. THE PILOT'S WIFE STATED HE HAD SUFFERED A HEAD INJURY IN JANUARY 1981, AND SUBSEQUENTLY HAD SOME SPELLS OF DIZZINESS, BUT HAD IMPROVED. HE ALSO HAD RECENT SURGERY TO REMOVE HIS APPENDIX, AND REPORTEDLY, HAD NOT YET RESUMED HIS NORMAL WORK. NRLY 2 YRS BFR, HI TRIGLYCERIDE LVL, BUT NO HEART PROBLEM VERIFIED.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:INCAPACITATION..PILOT IN COMMAND
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