NTSB Identification: LAX91LA303.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 45286.
Accident occurred Tuesday, July 09, 1991 in SKULL VALLEY, AZ
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/24/1993
Aircraft: E.C TRYNKA PIETENPOL AIRCAMPER, registration: N64661
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 PILOT TOOK OFF FROM AN AIRPORT AND REPORTEDLY TURNED DOWNWIND AT ABOUT 400 FEET AGL. WITNESSES REPORTED THAT THE AIRCRAFT APPEARED TO BE IN A 'STEEP' BANK. THEY SAID THAT THE AIRCRAFT 'APPEARED TO FALL OFF ON THE LEFT WING AND SPIN INTO THE GROUND.' AN FAA AIRWORTHINESS INSPECTOR EXAMINED THE AIRCRAFT ON SCENE AND REPORTED THAT NO DISCREPANCIES COULD BE FOUND THAT WOULD HAVE HAMPERED THE AIRCRAFT'S ABILITY TO FLY AND MAINTAIN ALTITUDE. THE PILOT'S RECENT AERONAUTICAL EXPERIENCE COULD NOT BE DETERMINED. HIS MEDICAL CERTIFICATE WAS EXPIRED.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be: THE PILOT INADVERTENTLY INDUCING A STALL SPIN CONDITION WITH INSUFFICIENT ALTITUDE TO RECOVER FROM THE SPIN.
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