NTSB Identification: DEN89LA092.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 38565.
Accident occurred Thursday, March 23, 1989 in BILLINGS, MT
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/12/1990
Aircraft: POEHLS BOBCAT, registration: N80927
Injuries: 1 Serious.

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 PLT RECEIVED A HEAD INJ IN THE ACDT AND SAID HE DID NOT REMEMBER THE DETAILS OF THE FLT. THE WRECKAGE OF THE MODIFIED ULTRALIGHT WAS LOCATED ON THE AIRPORT 200' E AND 150' S OF THE W END OF THE E/W RWY. THE INITIAL IMPACT PT WAS 8' W OF THE FINAL RESTING PLACE OF THE WRECKAGE. DAMAGE TO THE ACFT WAS CONCENTRATED ON THE FRONT OF THE ACFT. THE REAR SPARS OF BOTH WINGS WERE BROKEN AND THE WINGS WERE BENT FORWARD. THE PLT SAID HE THOUGHT THE ENG LOST POWER; HOWEVER, HE SAID EXAMINATION OF THE ENG AND WRECKAGE DID NOT REVEAL ANY DEFICIENCIES.

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

THE PILOT INADVERTENTLY STALLED THE AIRCRAFT AT AN ALTITUDE WHICH WAS TOO LOW TO PERMIT RECOVERY.

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