NTSB Identification: CEN13LA368
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Sunday, June 23, 2013 in Wolcott, CO
Probable Cause Approval Date: 06/02/2014
Aircraft: NANCHANG CHINA CJ-6, registration: N2726C
Injuries: 2 Fatal.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

The pilot flew his experimental, exhibition, high-performance airplane over friends' houses. One witness indicated the pilot flew the airplane low enough to be identified. The pilot performed a second flyby of the houses. Another witness indicated that the airplane subsequently flew south and then climbed in a counterclockwise rotation. The airplane then attempted to “go upside down” and fly to the west. It subsequently impacted terrain following the low-level acrobatic maneuver. Examination of the wreckage did not reveal any preimpact anomalies.

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

The pilots decision to perform an aerobatic maneuver at a low altitude from which he was unable to recover.

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