NTSB Identification: CHI96LA336.
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Accident occurred Thursday, September 12, 1996 in OWOSSO, MI
Probable Cause Approval Date: 02/18/1997
Aircraft: Kenoyer HORIZON ONE, registration: N1153X
Injuries: 1 Serious.

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

This was the maiden flight for a experimental Horizon One airplane, after being built by the pilot/builder. On short final, the pilot slowed his airspeed to 60 mph (20 mph above stall speed), and selected 1/2 flaps. The pilot experienced a wind gust and lost forward airspeed and control of the airplane. The airplane impacted the runway.

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

the pilot's failure to maintain aircraft control and airspeed. A factor was the pilot's lack of experience in type of aircraft.

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