NTSB Identification: ATL88DKG04.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 37897.
Accident occurred Friday, February 26, 1988 in FORT PAYNE, AL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/28/1989
Aircraft: WEBER EVANS VF-1, registration: N18JW
Injuries: 1 Serious.

THE PILOT WAS MAKING TAXI RUNS TO FAMILIARIZE HIMSELF WITH HIS NEWLY PURCHASED AIRPLANE WHEN AN UNPLANNED TAKEOFF OCCURRED. THE TAKEOFF WAS FOLLOWED BY A STALL/SPIN TO THE GROUND. THE PLT WAS UNABLE TO RECALL THE EVENTS THAT LED TO THE ACDNT. AN EXAM OF THE AIRPLANE DID NOT REVEAL ANY MECHANICAL OR SYSTEM MALFUNCTION.

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

AIRSPEED..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

LIFT-OFF..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

STALL/SPIN..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

LACK OF FAMILIARITY WITH AIRCRAFT..PILOT IN COMMAND

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