CHI03LA010
CHI03LA010

On October 21, 2002, 1634 central daylight time, a Cessna 150M, N7XC, piloted by a private pilot, sustained substantial damage during an in-flight collision with the terrain while attempting an aerobatic flight maneuver near Kincaid, Illinois. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time of the accident. The personal flight was operating under the provisions of 14 CFR Part 91 without a flight plan. The pilot sustained serious injuries. The local flight departed from a field near Kincaid, Illinois, at 1515.

According to the pilot's written statement, he was on a "recreational flight" near his residence when the accident occurred. The pilot stated the airplane stalled when he was making a "maneuvering turn." The pilot reported the airplane was "to near ground to effect recovery."

Several witnesses to the accident described the airplane performing an aerobatic maneuver when the accident occurred. Several witnesses reported the pilot's breath smelled of alcohol and he was acting "confused" after the accident. Two witnesses said the pilot was "intoxicated."

The pilot was transported to a hospital and samples were collected for toxicology testing. A blood alcohol test, performed at 1840, tested positive for ethanol. The blood alcohol level was reported as 0.270%.

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