NTSB Identification: ATL99LA024.
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Accident occurred Saturday, November 28, 1998 in FERNANDINA BCH, FL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/26/2001
Aircraft: Beech 33-F33A, registration: N69FL
Injuries: 1 Serious,1 Minor.

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

After the flight departed the pilot attempted to use the radios, but discovered that there was a loss of electrical power. Air Traffic Controller, observed the airplane as it circled near the airport. The pilot used a walkie-talkie and established radio contact with a man who was knowledgeable of the airplane. With the assistance of the ground person the pilot hand-cranked the landing gear down. The pilot made a low pass over the airport for a visual gear inspection. According to a witness at the airport, it appeared that the landing gear was extended. He continued to observe the airplane as the pilot executed a tight left turn. The airplane disappeared below the trees on the upwind side of runway 08. The airplane collided with a tree and the ground in a residential area.

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

The Pilot's failure to maintain flying airspeed that resulted in a loss of control and an inadvertent stall. Factors were several electrical system component malfunction.

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