NTSB Identification: CHI98LA320.
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Accident occurred Sunday, August 09, 1998 in LAC DU FLAMBEAU, WI
Probable Cause Approval Date: 02/16/2001
Aircraft: Piper PA-18-150, registration: N9044D
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

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The pilot reported he made a low downwind pass over the lake prior to landing. He stated that after the pass, he gained altitude and began a left turn to the base leg at which time the 'aircraft then stalled.' The airplane descending with the left wing impacting the water first, followed by the right float. The airplane came to rest inverted in approximately four feet of water.

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

the pilot's failure to maintain adequate airspeed and the subsequent inadvertant stall.

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