Lack of recent night flight experience contributes to crash

Probable cause: The pilot’s geographic disorientation while maneuvering in the airport traffic pattern in dark night conditions, which resulted in the airplane descending below a normal approach path and a collision with trees. Contributing to the accident was the pilot's lack of recent night flight experience.

Go-around goes awry

Probable cause: The pilot’s failure to track the runway centerline during an attempted go-around, which resulted in impact with a hangar.

Attempt at aerobatics fatal for two

Probable cause: The pilot's decision to attempt a low-altitude aerobatic maneuver in a non-aerobatic airplane, and his subsequent failure to maintain control of the airplane during the maneuver. Contributing to the accident was the pilot's i