NTSB Identification: ATL04CA083.
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Accident occurred Sunday, March 28, 2004 in Lowndesboro, AL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/29/2004
Aircraft: Dantzer Lawrence L Rans S-12, registration: N910MB
Injuries: 1 Minor.

NTSB investigators used data provided by various entities, including, but not limited to, the Federal Aviation Administration and/or the operator and did not travel in support of this investigation to prepare this aircraft accident report.

The homebuilt airplane collided with trees following a loss of control while maneuvering at 1000 feet. The pilot began a right turn and encountered a wind gust. The pilot stated that his airspeed was low and the airplane entered a stall and subsequently a spin. When efforts to regain control of the airplane failed, the pilot deployed the ballistic parachute system, and the airplane settled into a stand of trees. The pilot reported no mechanical problems with the airplane.

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

The pilot's failure to maintain airspeed while manuevering which resulted in an inadvertent stall/spin. A factor was trees.

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