NTSB Identification: MIA01LA011.
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Accident occurred Sunday, October 22, 2000 in LUCEDALE, MS
Probable Cause Approval Date: 05/17/2001
Aircraft: Camillo Annaloro C A SPCL QUICKS, registration: N302CA
Injuries: 1 Serious.

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During a climbing turn after takeoff a fabric panel separated from the aircraft and went through the propeller. Fabric on the wing flaps was damage and the fabric wrapped around the propeller flange. The pilot reduced engine power to idle and set up for a forced landing. The aircraft was over trees and the pilot flared onto the trees. Examination of the aircraft after the accident by an FAA inspector showed the panel that separated is held in place by velcro and appears to have been left loose during preflight inspection.

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

The failure of the pilot to secure a fabric panel during preflight inspection resulting in the panel separating from the aircraft during climb after takeoff, passing through the propeller and damaging wing flap fabric, loss of engine power due to wing flap fabric wrapping around the propeller, and damage to the aircraft during a forced landing into trees.

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