NTSB Identification: CHI05FA199.
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Accident occurred Wednesday, July 27, 2005 in WAUTOMA, WI
Probable Cause Approval Date: 04/25/2006
Aircraft: Glasair GS-2, registration: N105TW
Injuries: 1 Fatal.
NTSB investigators either traveled in support of this investigation or conducted a significant amount of investigative work without any travel, and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.
The pilot was flying a local demonstration flight in the airport pattern to be filmed by a camera crew. The aircraft conducted a steep climbout after takeoff from runway 26, turned downwind, and reduced power at a downwind altitude of about 300-500 feet above ground level. The aircraft then made a number of yaws, then entered a steep left turn, an increase in power was heard, and then the aircraft impacted the terrain in about an 80 degree left bank. A post impact fire occurred. Inspection of the airframe, engine, propeller, and flight controls disclosed no evidence of any peimpact failure or malfunction.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be: the abrupt maneuver that was performed while failing to maintain airpeed, resulting in a stall, and uncontrolled impact with the ground without sufficient altitude to recover. Full narrative available
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