NTSB Identification: DFW05LA016.
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Accident occurred Friday, November 05, 2004 in Arcola, TX
Probable Cause Approval Date: 04/28/2005
Aircraft: Wilson Loenslo YMF-80, registration: N6254A
Injuries: 1 Serious.
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Shortly after takeoff, the airplane was observed on a pronounced nose-high climb attitude. Subsequently, the airplane stalled and impacted the terrain in a nose low attitude approximately 1,000 feet beyond the departure end of the runway. Witnesses observed the airplane in a very steep climb attitude to an altitude of approximately 500 feet above ground level then start to spin in a clockwise rotation as it descended behind a tree line. Flight control continuity was established throughout the airplane at the accident site and no mechanical anomalies were noted with airframe. The accident flight was the first flight in the airplane by the 328-hour pilot since the airplane was reassembled.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be: The pilot's failure to maintain airspeed sufficient for flight resulting in an inadvertent stall/spin during takeoff initial climb. Full narrative available
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