At about 1800 Mountain time, the airplane stalled and impacted the ground while maneuvering. The solo private pilot was fatally injured. The airplane sustained substantial damage in the post-impact fire. Visual conditions prevailed.
The pilot was overflying the area and dropping leaflets during a Republican fund-raising picnic at a private residence. Witnesses reported the airplane making a tight turn, stalling and spinning to the ground; the engine sounded “strong.”