NTSB Identification: MIA03LA001.
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Accident occurred Saturday, October 05, 2002 in Valkaria, FL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/30/2003
Aircraft: Bowers Velocity SR6E, registration: N954PB
Injuries: 1 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.

After departure the flight turned left departing the traffic pattern. As the airplane was flying westbound away from the airport, witnesses saw it lose altitude. The airplane turned to an easterly heading back towards the airport, the witnesses said the airplane was very slow and wallowing, it appeared to be in an unusual attitude, with the nose at a high angle of attack, it stalled, became unstable, and disappeared behind trees. The airplane crashed about 1/2 mile southwest of the airport, was found nose low and upside down. An examination of the engine and airframe did not reveal any discrepancies.

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

the failure of the pilot to maintain airspeed, which resulted in an inadvertent stall/spin, and subsequent impact with the terrain.

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