NTSB Identification: ATL94FA043.
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Accident occurred Sunday, January 23, 1994 in LAKE CITY, SC
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/14/1994
Aircraft: CULVER LCA, registration: N72M
Injuries: 2 Fatal.

NTSB investigators either traveled in support of this investigation or conducted a significant amount of investigative work without any travel, and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

A WITNESS, FLYING IN ANOTHER AIRPLANE, OBSERVED THE ACCIDENT AIRPLANE AS IT APPROACHED TWO OTHER AIRPLANES IN FORMATION, FROM THE REAR. THE ACCIDENT AIRCRAFT EXECUTED A LEFT TURN AND ENTERED A STALL/SPIN; THE AIRPLANE COLLIDED WITH THE GROUND. EXAMINATION OF THE AIRPLANE FAILED TO DISCLOSE A MECHANICAL MALFUNCTION OR COMPONENT FAILURE.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

WAS THE PILOT'S FAILURE TO MAINTAIN FLYING SPEED WHILE MANEUVERING THE AIRPLANE WHICH RESULTED IN THE LOSS OF CONTROL AND THE COLLISION WITH THE GROUND.

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