NTSB Identification: DEN05LA059.
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Accident occurred Saturday, February 26, 2005 in Kaycee, WY
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/27/2005
Aircraft: Bourgeois-Avid Flyer MK IV, registration: N94B
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.

The two airplanes departed on a sightseeing flight. On the return trip, the pilot in the second airplane contacted the non-certificated pilot of the accident airplane and stated that he needed to land and refuel. After landing on a dirt road, the pilot received a radio call from the non-certificated pilot who stated that the road was too short to land and that he had enough fuel and would continue on to the home airport. The pilot stated that the accident airplane circled a few times, and then the sound of it disappeared. The pilot finished refueling his airplane and departed to return to the home airport. On his return, the pilot was unable to locate the non-certificated pilot. The pilot decided to drive back to the area where he landed and refueled. The pilot found the accident airplane nose down and substantially damaged in a dry riverbed approximately 1 nautical mile west of the road he had landed on earlier. An examination of the airplane revealed no anomalies. Flight data extracted from a handheld GPS receiver that was in the accident airplane showed that in the last 48 seconds of flight, the airplane made a steep right turn and rapidly descended to the ground.

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

the pilot's failure to maintain airspeed which resulted in a stall.

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