NTSB Identification: ATL95FA090.
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Accident occurred Wednesday, April 26, 1995 in ELBERTA, AL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/04/1995
Aircraft: AXELL, CHARLES GLASAIR RG-2, registration: N86XL
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.
SEVERAL MINUTES INTO THE FLIGHT, THE AIRPLANE WAS SEEN BY WITNESSES IN WHAT THEY DESCRIBED AS A SPIRAL. THE AIRPLANE COLLIDED WITH THE GROUND AND BURNED. EXAMINATION OF THE ACCIDENT SITE REVEALED THAT THE AIRPLANE WAS SCATTERED OVER AN AREA 40 FEET WIDE AND 75 FEET LONG. THE AIRPLANE SAT IN AN UPRIGHT POSITION, AND THE GROUND AROUND IT SHOWED NO EVIDENCE OF FORWARD OR LATERAL POST IMPACT AIRCRAFT MOVEMENT. THE ENGINE EXAMINATION REVEALED THAT THE NUMBER ONE FUEL INJECTOR NOZZLE WAS BLOCKED. NO OTHER SYSTEM PROBLEMS WERE NOTED DURING THE WRECKAGE EXAMINATION.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be: THE PILOT'S FAILURE TO MAINTAIN FLYING SPEED WHICH RESULTED IN A STALL. A FACTOR WAS THE LOSS OF ENGINE POWER DUE TO A BLOCKED FUEL INJECTOR NOZZLE. Full narrative available
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