NTSB Identification: SEA96LA128.
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Accident occurred Monday, June 10, 1996 in WOODLAND, WA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 05/23/1997
Aircraft: Bailey ANTARES MA30, registration: NONE
Injuries: 1 Fatal.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

Witnesses saw the aircraft take off, pull up sharply to an altitude of about 100 feet above ground level, then drop off on a wing and descend to the ground, impacting 65 feet from the runway. No evidence of aircraft malfunction was found by an on-scene FAA investigator. The weather was reported as clear and calm. The pilot did not possess an FAA pilot or medical certificate. He had a disqualifying cardiovascular condition as defined by 14 CFR 67, but was registered with the U.S. Ultralight Association (USUA) as a pilot of single-place ultralight aircraft under 14 CFR 103. He had received about 23 hours of dual instruction in ultralights. The unregistered two-seat aircraft was owned and had been built by the pilot. It did not meet 14 CFR 103 standards for ultralight vehicles, nor had it been issued an FAA airworthiness certificate.

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

failure of the uncertificated pilot to maintain adequate airspeed during the initial climb after takeoff, which resulted in a stall and collision with the terrain. The pilot's abrupt pull-up was a related factor.

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