NTSB Identification: LAX93LA307.
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Accident occurred Thursday, July 29, 1993 in SANTA MARGARITA, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 06/30/1994
Aircraft: CESSNA 150M, registration: N45138
Injuries: 1 Serious.

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THE AIRCRAFT STALLED AND CRASHED 200 FEET SOUTHEAST OF THE CENTER OF THE PRIVATELY OWNED AIRPORT. THE PILOT DOES NOT RECALL THE EVENTS IMMEDIATELY PRECEDING THE ACCIDENT. HIS LAST RECOLLECTION WAS THAT HE BEGAN A DESCENT TO GET A BETTER LOOK AT THE AIRSTRIP. THE WRECKAGE EXAMINATION DISCLOSED THE PROPELLER DAMAGE WAS CONSISTENT WITH POWER BEING PRODUCED AT IMPACT AND THAT THE FLAPS WERE FULLY EXTENDED.

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

the pilot's failure to maintain adequate airspeed which resulted in an inadvertent stall.

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