NTSB Identification: ATL00LA014.
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Accident occurred Saturday, November 13, 1999 in RIDGELAND, SC
Probable Cause Approval Date: 01/18/2001
Aircraft: Champion 7ECA, registration: N2570F
Injuries: 1 Minor.

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The pilot reported that he refueled the airplane and completed a normal preflight inspection of the airplane before the takeoff. The pilot further stated that after liftoff the airplane turned left about 45 degrees. According to the pilot, the airplane stalled and collided with the ground. No mechanical problems with the airplane were reported by the pilot. The pilot also stated that he should have aborted the takeoff.

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

The pilot's failure to obtain/maintain adequate airspeed during the takeoff/initial climb which resulted in an inadvertent stall and subsequent collision with terrain.

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