NTSB Identification: MIA05LA119.
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Accident occurred Monday, May 30, 2005 in Wildwood, FL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 01/31/2008
Aircraft: Watson Slip Stream, registration: N7066T
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 airline transport certificated pilot was hired by the owner/builder to ferry the experimental amateur-built airplane to another airport under Title 14, CFR part 91, when the accident occurred during takeoff/initial climb. The airplane owner/builder witnessed the takeoff, and stated that the pilot became airborne in the first 100 feet of the takeoff roll, climbed to about 500 feet agl, leveled off, and flew the length of the runway plus about 1,500 additional feet before initiating a crosswind turn. During the turn he said the nose of the airplane pitched up to a high attitude, and the airplane appeared to stall and spin to the left, descend and impact the ground. A visual examination of the airplane was made by an FAA air safety inspector, accompanied by a representative of the engine manufacturer. The airplane was destroyed by a postcrash fire, and control continuity could not be established. Evidence was found that was consistent with the engine running at high RPM during impact.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be: An in-flight loss of control during takeoff/initial climb for an undetermined reason, which resulted in a stall/spin, and impact with terrain Full narrative available
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