NTSB Identification: NYC97LA083.
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Accident occurred Wednesday, April 30, 1997 in E. HUNTINGDON, PA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 04/24/1998
Aircraft: Porter STOLP SA-750, registration: N513EP
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.

The airplane was observed performing aerobatic maneuvers prior to entering an uncontrolled stall/spin at low altitude. Witnesses heard the engine run uninterrupted prior to entering uncontrolled flight. The pilot had approximately 1/2-hour of flight experience a week prior to the accident, and no flight experience in the 6 months prior to that flight.

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

was the pilot's entry into an uncontrolled stall/spin and his inadequate recovery from the maneuver which resulted in collision with terrain. Factors in the accident were the low entry altitude for the maneuver and the pilot's lack of recent flight experience.

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