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N114KT accident description

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Crash location 38.703056°N, 90.566945°W
Reported location is a long distance from the NTSB's reported nearest city. This often means that the location has a typo, or is incorrect.
Nearest city St Charles, MO
38.860600°N, 90.471200°W
12.0 miles away

Tail number N114KT
Accident date 01 Jun 2008
Aircraft type LUCAS D E/ LUCAS K A AcroSport II
Additional details: None

NTSB description

On June 1, 2008, at 1100 central standard time (CST), a Lucas D E AcroSport II, N114KT, registered to and operated by the pilot as a 14 CFR Part 91 pleasure flight, crashed while maneuvering. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and a flight plan had not been filed. The airplane was substantially damaged. The private pilot, who was the sole occupant, was fatally injured. The flight had departed the Creve Coeur Airport (1H0) in St. Louis, Missouri on a local area flight.

Eyewitnesses at a nearby radio control model airplane flying field said the accident pilot had been at their location earlier that morning and the pilot said he was then going to Creve Coeur Airport to fly N114KT and that he intended to do a flyby over the model airplane flying field. Several eyewitnesses at another location observed the N114KT flying at less than 100 feet above the ground, below the tree line. Then the airplane pitched up, rolled right and impacted vertically in the opposite direction. Another eyewitness observed N114KT flying inverted when the nose pitched up suddenly performing what the eyewitness described as an aileron roll and the airplane then sharply rolled nose down toward the ground.

Air Traffic Control radar data did not show any transponder returns for the flight.

The weather reported at the Spirit of St. Louis Airport (KSUS) at 1053 CST, 7 miles west of the accident site, was 10 miles visibility with few clouds at 25,000 feet.

The Lucas D E, AcroSport II, had accumulated 162.4 hours total time at the time of the accident, with an engine total time of 162.4. The aircraft maintenance logs showed the most recent annual condition inspection had been completed on June 12, 2007 at 120.2 hours total time.

The airplane was recovered to St. Peters Recovery and Storage at Wright City, Missouri, for continued investigation.

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