NTSB Identification: NYC95LA084.
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Accident occurred Friday, March 31, 1995 in CAIRO, OH
Probable Cause Approval Date: 02/27/1996
Aircraft: CESSNA A188B, registration: N9228R
Injuries: 1 Serious.

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THE PILOT REPORTED THAT WHILE ON AN AERIAL APPLICATION FLIGHT, HE MADE THE LAST PASS FROM WEST TO EAST, THEN INITIATED A CLIMBING TURN TO RETURN TO THE AIRPORT. WHILE CLIMBING THROUGH ABOUT 200 FEET ABOVE GROUND LEVEL, THE AIRPLANE ENTERED A SPIN. THE PILOT FURTHER STATED, '. . . ALL I KNOW [IS], THE PLANE WAS FLYING ROUGH AND I TRIED TO TURN RIGHT AND IT STALLED . . . .' ACCORDING TO AN FAA INSPECTOR, THE AIRPLANE RECOVERED FROM THE SPIN AND IMPACTED A BARN. AFTER IMPACT, THE AIRPLANE BEGAN BURNING. DURING A TELEPHONE INTERVIEW WITH AN FAA INSPECTOR, THE PILOT REPORTED THERE WAS NO ENGINE PROBLEM.

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

FAILURE OF THE PILOT TO MAINTAIN ADEQUATE AIRSPEED AFTER INITIATING A CLIMB, WHICH RESULTED IN A STALL/SPIN.

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