NTSB Identification: FTW00FA201.
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Accident occurred Tuesday, July 11, 2000 in ATHENS, TX
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/26/2001
Aircraft: Cessna T210J, registration: N2244R
Injuries: 1 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.

Witnesses observed the airplane approximately 80 to 100 feet agl in a 'very steep' nose high angle during the takeoff climb. The airplane then banked to the left and impacted the ground in a nose low, left wing low attitude. The airplane was equipped with a STOL kit modification. No anomalies were found with the engine or airframe that would have prevented normal flight operations. Metallurgical examination of the left seat track revealed evidence indicating that the pilot's seat was engaged in the tracks when the airplane impacted the ground.

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

the pilot's inadvertent stall during initial takeoff climb.

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