NTSB Identification: CHI01FA117.
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Accident occurred Tuesday, April 17, 2001 in Oshkosh, WI
Probable Cause Approval Date: 02/25/2003
Aircraft: Beech F35, registration: N888SM
Injuries: 1 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 airplane was destroyed when it impacted terrain while on short final. The pilot advised the air traffic control tower that he was going to land short. A witness reported that he saw the airplane flying low with its wings wobbling. The witness also stated that the airplane's nose and left wing dropped and he lost sight of the airplane. An analysis of the airplane's radio transmissions revealed the sound of a warning horn that was consistent with the stall warning horn from a Beech Bonanza. An engine run revealed no anomalies.

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

The pilot's failure to maintain adequate airspeed which resulted in a stall. The low altitude was a contributing factor.

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