NTSB Identification: MIA00LA065.
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Accident occurred Sunday, January 09, 2000 in HAMPSTEAD, NC
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/29/2000
Aircraft: Slater P-51, registration: N656S
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 airplane was observed on takeoff from runway 3. The air plane became airborne about 1,000 feet down the runway. The airplane reached about 100 to 150 feet, started a slow left turn, stalled, the left wing dropped down, the nose pitched down, and the airplane disappeared from view behind a tree line and crashed.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be: The pilots failure to maintain airspeed (VSO) while maneuve ring on a turn to crosswind resulting in an inadvertent stall/spin, and subsequent in-flight collision with trees and terrain. Full narrative available
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