NTSB Identification: LAX92FA211.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 47138.
Accident occurred Tuesday, May 19, 1992 in CHANDLER, AZ
Probable Cause Approval Date: 06/30/1993
Aircraft: TAYLORCRAFT BL, registration: N26535
Injuries: 2 Fatal.

NTSB investigators either traveled in support of this investigation or conducted a significant amount of investigative work without any travel, and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

THE PILOT AND PASSENGER WERE DEPARTING ON A PERSONAL FLIGHT IN THE LOCAL AREA. WITNESSES OBSERVED THE AIRPLANE LIFT OFF AND THEN FLY THE REMAINING LENGTH OF THE RUNWAY AT AN ALTITUDE OF ABOUT 10 FEET AGL. AT THE DEPARTURE END OF THE RUNWAY, THE AIRPLANE ROTATED INTO A NEAR VERTICAL CLIMB TO ABOUT 300 FEET AGL. THE AIRPLANE THEN STALLED AND DESCENDED TO THE GROUND WITH A ONE TURN SPIN TO THE LEFT, STRIKING THE EDGE OF AN IRRIGATION DITCH. THE AIRPLANE HAD A MODIFIED AIRSPEED PITOT/STATIC SYSTEM.

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

AN EXCESSIVE PULL-UP DURING DEPARTURE AND A FAILURE OF THE PILOT TO MAINTAIN ADEQUATE AIRSPEED, RESULTING IN AN INADVERTENT STALL/SPIN. CONTRIBUTING TO THE ACCIDENT WAS CONTINUED FLIGHT OPERATIONS WITH KNOWN AIRWORTHINESS DEFICIENCIES.

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