Preliminary Accident Reports

September 2005 Issue

NTSB Preliminary Reports

Selected recent general aviation and air carrier accidents

June 14, 2005, Woodfords, Calif.
Bellanca 7GCBC

At about 1139 Pacific time, the airplane collided with terrain, fatally injuring the pilot. Visual conditions prevailed. According to a witness, the airplane appeared to be doing aerobatics. He saw it complete a loop and began a second one. The airplane appeared to be fighting the wind and moving very slowly. The airplane then came down, completing the second loop. The airplane then went back up into a third loop and came straight down, out of sight, and into the trees. Another witness stated the airplane appeared to stall and descend in a tailspin.

June 15, 2005, Fort Payne, Ala.
Cessna 152

The airplane coll...

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