NTSB Identification: CHI01FA244
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Thursday, July 26, 2001 in Oshkosh, WI
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/10/2002
Aircraft: Schuchart Stoddard HamiltonSH3, registration: N325HP
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 the terrain and burned. The airplane was on final approach to the runway. The airplane was en route to the annual Experimental Aircraft Association fly-in at Oshkosh, Wisconsin. The air traffic controller instructed the airplane to "S"-turn in order to maintain spacing with other aircraft. Witnesses reported seeing the airplane making the "S"-turns while on final approach. One witness reported that the, "aircraft's nose was high and appeared slow. The aircraft stalled and spun." Other witnesses also reported seeing the airplane in a spin prior to impacting the ground. An on scene examination of the wreckage revealed no pre-impact anomalies.

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

The inadvertent stall/spin by the pilot.

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