NTSB Identification: LAX83FA003
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Sunday, October 03, 1982 in FLAGSTAFF, AZ
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/03/1983
Aircraft: BEECH 95-55, registration: N72RT
Injuries: 5 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.

TWO WITNESSES REPORTED THAT BETWEEN 0130 & 0200 THEY OBSERVED AN ACFT PERFORMING DIVES, LOOPS, INVERTED FLIGHT & BUZZINGA LAKE. THEY STOPPED THEIR VEHICLE & CONTINUED TO OBSERVE THE ACFT. THE ACFT THEN DEPARTED BUT RETURNED SHORTLY THEREAFTER. THE LAKE IS LOCATED ABOUT 5 MI SOUTH OF THE ACCIDENT SITE. THE ACFT IMPACTED THE GROUND IN ABOUT A 90 DEG NOSE DOWN ATTITUDE. THE PLT'S BLOOD ALCOHOL LEVEL WAS 0.142%. ALL OF THE PASSENGERS BLOOD LEVEL WERE POSITIVE.

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

JUDGMENT..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

AEROBATICS..PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

IMPAIRMENT(ALCOHOL)..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..NIGHT

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