NTSB Identification: CHI05LA083.
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Accident occurred Monday, March 28, 2005 in Bloomfield, IA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/31/2006
Aircraft: Mooney M20E, registration: N6092Q
Injuries: 1 Fatal,1 Serious.

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The airplane was destroyed upon impact with the ground following an in-flight loss of control. A witness reported seeing the airplane make a right turn, and as it did it "turned vertical with the ground, spun back the other way and the nose went towards the ground. It just did a nose dive." The witness reported that the airplane was at a low altitude. The pilot reported no mechanical malfunctions of the airplane.

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 an inadvertent stall/spin. The low altitude was a factor.

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