NTSB Identification: FTW85LA240.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 29018.
Accident occurred Saturday, June 01, 1985 in HILLSBORO, TX
Aircraft: CHAMPION 7GCAA, registration: N7595F
Injuries: 2 Minor.

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 PILOT HAD JUST TAKEN OFF ON RUNWAY 16 AT THE MUNICIPAL AIRPORT IN HILLSBORO, TX. THIS WIND, AS REPORTED BY THE PILOTWAS 220 DEGREES AT 16 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO 22 KNOTS AND THE TEMPERATURE WAS 102 DEGREES. TWO PERSONS AND 16 GALLONS OF FUEL WERE ABOARD. AFTER CLIMBING TO ABOUT 500 FEET AGL ON RUNWAY HEADING THE PILOT BEGAN A LEFT TURN TOWARD DOWNWIND ANDTHE AIRCRAFT STALLED. HE RECOVERED FROM THE STALL BUT WAS UNABLE TO ARREST THE DESCENT RATE BEFORE GROUND IMPACT OCCURRED. THE SUBSEQUENT HARD LANDING COLLAPSED THE MAIN LANDING GEAR AND DESTROYED THE AIRCRAFT.

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

AIRSPEED..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

AIRSPEED..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

DESIGN STRESS LIMITS OF AIRCRAFT..EXCEEDED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

COMPENSATION FOR WIND CONDITIONS..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..HIGH DENSITY ALTITUDE

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