NTSB Identification: CHI02LA105.
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Accident occurred Tuesday, April 09, 2002 in Rocky Comfort, MO
Probable Cause Approval Date: 04/18/2003
Aircraft: Bozeman Pietenpol Aircamper, registration: N96EB
Injuries: 2 Fatal.
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 airplane impacted the terrain in an uncontrolled descent. A witness to the accident reported the airplane had been flying over his residence prior to the accident. The witness estimated the altitude of the airplane to be approximately 200 feet agl. The witness reported the pilot and the passenger waved at him, and then the airplane departed in a southwesterly direction. The witness stated that while returning to his residence he heard a sound like a shotgun. The witness reported he turned toward the direction the airplane had just departed and saw the wreckage of the airplane about 100 yards from his location. All primary structural elements and flight control surfaces were located along a wreckage path that was approximately 46 feet in length. No anomalies were found with the airplane, engine, or flight control system that could be determined to have existed prior to impact.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be: The pilot not maintaining aircraft control while maneuvering, and his failure to maintain airspeed resulting in a stall. Low altitude flight was a contributing factor. Full narrative available
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