NTSB Identification: MIA90FA168.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 42696.
Accident occurred Saturday, August 11, 1990 in HUNTERSVILLE, NC
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/09/1992
Aircraft: ERCO 415-C, registration: N2436H
Injuries: 2 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.

THE PRIVATE PILOT WAS OBSERVED TO CLIMB SLOW AND SHALLOW AFTER TAKEOFF FROM A PRIVATE GRASS AIRSTRIP, AND CRASH INTO THE TOPS OF TREES. NO AIRFRAME, CONTROL, OR POWERPLANT FAILURES WERE FOUND. THE LEADING EDGE OF ONE WING EXHIBITED CRUSHED FROM INITIAL IMPACT INDICATIVE OF A NOSE HIGH ATTITUDE. THIS MAKE AND MODEL OF AIRPLANE DOES NOT EXHIBIT A DISTINCTIVE STALL BREAK. THERE WAS AN EXTENSIVE POST CRASH FIRE.

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

FAILURE OF THE PILOT IN COMMAND TO MAINTAIN AIRSPEED.

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