Pilots Were Planning To Conduct A Local Flight To Practice Basic Agricultural Flight Maneuvers

Location: Bowling Green, MO Accident Number: CEN22FA223
Date & Time: June 2, 2022, 17:45 Local Registration: N1976E
Aircraft: Aeronca 7AC Injuries: 2 Fatal
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation – Personal

On June 2, 2022, about 1745 central daylight time, an Aeronca 7AC, N1976E, sustained substantial damage when it was involved in an accident near Bowling Green, Missouri. The two pilots sustained fatal injuries. The airplane was being operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight.

According to the airplane owner, the two pilots were planning to conduct a local flight to practice basic agricultural flight maneuvers. A witness, located in his residence about ½ mile from the accident site, reported he observed the airplane at a low altitude flying from the south to the north. The airplane then executed a right turn to the east. During the turn, the right wing dropped, and the airplane nosed down toward the terrain. The witness lost sight of the airplane behind some trees and located the airplane wreckage in a field adjacent to his residence. The witness stated that he had observed the airplane performing similar flight maneuvers over the nearby fields for the past couple of weeks.

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