NTSB Identification: DEN83FTE01
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Tuesday, October 26, 1982 in ERIE, CO
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/26/1983
Aircraft: J.A.MULLAN DRAGONFLY, registration: N21SH
Injuries: 1 Serious.

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 PILOT WAS ON A FLIGHT TO ACCUMULATE FLIGHT TIME ON A HOME BUILT AIRCRAFT. A MAYDAY CALL WAS RECEIVED ON THE UNICOM. SEVERAL WITNESSES INDICATED THAT THE PILOT WAS TRYING TO LAND ON THE RUNWAY WHEN THE PLANE ENTERED A LEFT BANK. AND SUDDENLY CRASHED. SEVERAL WITNESSES REPORTED THAT THE PLANE STALLED AND/OR SPUN INTO THE GROUND. NONE OF THE WITNESSES REPORTED HEARING THE ENGINE. SHORTLY AFTER THE AIRCRAFT CRASHED, IT BEGAN BURING AND MOST OF IT WAS DESTROYED BY FIRE. AN EXAMINATION OF THE ITEMS THAT WERE NOT DESTROYED REVEALED NO PREIMPACT FAILURES.

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

REASON FOR OCCURRENCE UNDETERMINED

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

AIRSPEED..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

STALL/SPIN..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND

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